Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
TanjB
User Rank
Author
encryption requires management
TanjB   4/21/2014 5:23:09 PM
NO RATINGS
The early self encrypting drives did not do a great job on key management.  The eDrive spec adressed the level of detail and care that is needed to properly handshake with a machine during boot and avoid leaking keys.  Not all controllers updated to support eDrive, so the encryption in the controllers ends up being ignored in enterprises.

It is also important to think through the infrastructure for managing the keys.  Is there a good way to back up your key?  If your machine dies, can you move the drive and unlock it on another machine?  Can enterprise machines be centrally managed?

Like any problem in the security world, meticulous care for fit and finish is necessary before it really becomes useful.  So far, only a fraction of SSDs go that last mile.



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
Why Connect a Car?
May 11, 1pm EDT Monday
Overview: Battle-hardened veterans of the electronics industry have heard of the “connected car” so often that they assume it’s a done deal. But do we really know what it takes to get a car connected and what its future entails? Join EE Times editor Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of movers and shakers in the connected car business. Executives from Cisco, Siemens and NXP will share ideas, plans and hopes for connected cars and their future. After the first 30 minutes of the radio show, our listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions via live online chat.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...