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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Lucian Constantin | Nov. 13, 2015
If a laptop using a self-encrypted drive is stolen or lost while in sleep mode, the security of its data can't be guaranteed.

The bad news is that it's almost impossible to detect if these attacks have occurred after the fact, which means that some companies might want to reevaluate the potential impact of some of their laptop loss or theft incidents if they relied on this technology to protect data.

 

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