Encryption, authentication and key management are a bit different in the Internet of Things (IoT) world than in the domain of PC’s, laptops and tablets but there are lessons to be learned from the work being done in this area.
In a previous blog I wrote that at Black Hat Europe 2015, two forensics experts from KPMG Canada presented their findings in a presentation titled “Bypassing Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) in Enterprise Environments”.
I once again had the pleasure and privilege of attending the largest security conference in the world; the 2016 RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. This year’s conference was well attended with a reported 40,000 attendees. This is up from fewer than 20,000 just a few years ago.
In November at Blackhat Europe 2015, two forensics experts from KPMG Canada presented their findings in a presentation titled “Bypassing Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) in Enterprise Environments”.
This year (2015) the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Storage Work Group (SWG) published two new specifications derived from the Opal SED specification called Opalite and Pyrite. You may already be familiar with the benefits of using an Opal SED vs software encryption in your laptops and desktops, but are puzzled as to why there are 2 new standards. Perhaps you even wonder if they would be a better fit for your needs than Opal.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week. The conference was bigger than ever with lots of new vendors displaying a wide breath of security products.