Microsoft is a good UEFI Ecosystem Partner

A colleague brought the following Microsoft Security Advisory to my attention, that says “Microsoft is revoking the digital signature for four private, third-party UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) modules that could be loaded during UEFI Secure Boot.” (more…)

Computer Forensics and Self-Encrypting Drives

In my last blog on computer forensics I addressed the question: does software Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Thwart Computer Forensics?   To recap, a software encrypted drive could prevent effective forensics. However, if you have enterprise key management and forensics software…

Spring 2014 UEFI Plugfest

A colleague and I attended the Spring 2014 UEFI Plugfest in Seattle earlier this month. It was well worth attending as we had the opportunity to test and have one on one conversations with: Microsoft, Intel, the PC OEMs including…

Stopping the Bleeding

Heartbleed has been big news in both the security industry and mainstream media for more than a week now.  Our partners and customers tend to be very security conscious so they have been doing their due diligence. As a result,…

Identity and Access Management

At WinMagic data protection is our strong suit and we often talk about it on this blog. At the same time it’s good to remember that ensuring security of data at rest using encryption and strong key management are just…

RSA Conference 2014

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the RSA security conference in San Francisco last week.  With 25,000 attendees it was the biggest RSA conference ever.  There were so many exhibitors that they opened up a second building for…

Revisiting the TPM

TPMs have been shipping for nearly 8 years now.  WinMagic was an early adopter and supported TPM version 1.1 for full disk encryption before most.  We expanded our support to the more main stream version 1.2 TPMs when they started…

Managing Security and Compliance

One of the more common IT headaches in medium to large sized organizations is managing mixed environments. It’s not just different operating systems and software applications but also devices of various form factors, be it servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and…

Crypto-Currencies

Bitcoin, the first and most successful virtual currency has had an impressive year. Not only did its exchange value rocket up to over $1000 US, but also it expanded outside the world of online shopping into brick and mortar stores.…
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