Facing a combination of regulatory compliance, malicious threats, and publicly-disclosed breaches, PC encryption has become a requirement for most businesses. Historically, that meant encryption software, but this model will likely become obsolete as more PCs integrate self-encrypting hard drives. Why? Hard drive-based encryption offers ease-of-use, performance, and security advantages that are too attractive to pass up. This conversion is gaining tremendous momentum thanks to the activities of leading technology companies like Seagate and Dell.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.
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