Microsoft has provided BitLocker since the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Vista release could only encrypt operating system partitions (with some extended capability through the command line tool). Windows 7 inclusion extended whole drive encryption capabilities to additional partitions and to removable drives. Encryption of removable drives was labeled … Continue reading BitLocker to Go READER in Windows 10
Windows 10 is quite an impressive operating system. It’s fast, it runs all of my old apps (even my retro games!), and it has tons of security improvements. BitLocker Drive Encryption isn’t new to Windows 10. Encrypting files in Windows goes all the way back to the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 2000. BitLocker … Continue reading Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption Without a TPM in Windows 10
I continue my exploration of Windows 10. Ran an update first thing this morning, and received updates requiring a reboot. Not much information about the update contents when looking at Advanced Options within Windows Update settings. Still not much in terms of the App Store either. In fact, I could not get the App Store … Continue reading Windows 10 – Exploring Security
The Bitlocker key is the actual encryption key used to encrypt and decrypt the drive. The Bitlocker PIN is a value/number you may create (optional) when you Bitlocker encrypt a drive so that you may block access to the system. This option is used when the key is stored in the TPM chipset on the … Continue reading Options using Bitlocker Recovery in Windows 7
Two weeks of custom Windows 8 courses delivered and a few more to go. With a tip of my hat to the students in these custom classes the number of Windows 8 questions continue to grow. More fodder for Windows 8 blogs. The most common question being asked: “If I want to learn to use … Continue reading Which Version of Windows 8 is for you?
Last week I spoke at a public IT conference on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. One of my popular lecture topics is data security and encryption. Even though my session was at the end of the conference, I had a capacity audience. An attendee spoke up early in the session with a surprising comment. “Are … Continue reading The Big Picture for Data Encryption – Mike Danseglio CISSP
Learn how to manage BitLocker in Windows 7. Once a data drive has been encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate, what does BitLocker Management entail? A brief overview of BitLocker iconography, management menu, password reset and recovery using a 60 GB data partition that has previously been protected with BitLocker on a … Continue reading Video: Windows 7- Managing BitLocker in Win7 and working with Recovery Key encryptions
In this video, learn how to use BitLocker-to-Go, to enable portable drive encryption. Whether protecting portable intellectual property or preventing the removal of data from a Windows 7 system that is not protected, BitLocker-to-Go offers an easily enabled solution. Learn the basic methods to validate and enable a portable drive for BitLocker-to-Go, as well as … Continue reading Video: Windows 7 – How to use BitLocker-to-Go for portable drive encryption