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.
NVMe technology had a big presence at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), held in San Francisco of September this year. There were products and demonstrations from about a dozen leading vendors including Intel and Micron. I also attended quite a few sessions, but the one on NVMe was the only one that was overflowing with people.