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Cebit showcases security after Snowden

Peter Sayer | March 21, 2017
Four years after his revelations about internet surveillance, Edward Snowden is still making cybersecurity headlines in Germany.

Best practice, these days, is to encrypt all your data at rest, something that many operating systems will do for you these days. What do you do, though, if you didn't encrypt the data on an older device, but now want to securely dispose of its hard disk? If you only have a few such disks you can just drill holes in them, but after a while that will get boring. If you're decommissioning hundreds of disks you might want to automate things with the HDS230 hard drive shredder from HSM. They have a plentiful supply of disks to shred, but you can also bring your own if you really won't need that data again.

If you did encrypt your data, you'll need to remember the password. But if you need to share access to that data, what then? Remembering passwords -- and remembering who in the enterprise should have access to them -- is the job of Password Safe from Mateso. The software can provide temporary, time-controlled access to passwords, logging who has used them and when. If it's too late and you've already forgotten your password, maybe the magician on the Mateso stand can pull it out of thin air.


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