opinions on PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maflynn, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #1
    My company is rolling out this for their macs and I'm curious to know what you guys thinks about it.

    My home mac has a partition for linux and for OSX, plus I'm generally concerned about interacting with the system when the disk is encrypted. Since its my home mac I really want to avoid needing to load this on. They're setting up policy that you must use whole disk encryption if you wish to log in via vpn - at least for windows and macs. Since I also use Linux I think I have a loop hole :)

    I'm still curious to hear people's opinion on PGP whole disk encryption.
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I've never found this necessary for personal use. That is, encrypting all my hard drives. I just use TrueCrypt volumes to store the files I need to keep secure. But it is a good idea to use the shred command when you delete stuff like old tax receipts and what not. I'm not about to redo my setup so I can keep my music and movies encrypted. :eek:

    If you have a small little netbook, for example, with sensitive work info then yes I'd encrypt the drive. I wouldn't bother with my home desktop, though.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Disk encryption in a corporate setting is generally viewed as a good way to secure data against attack... unfortunately it's not (at least by itself). Encryption attacks rarely occur these days. You'd be far better served by forcing complex passwords, anti-phishing training, and general employee awareness of the less-hyped attack vectors one could be exposed to.
     

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