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AlertBoot offers a cloud-based full disk encryption and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe & lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

Best Laptop Disk Encryption Software Program To Protect Sensitive Data?

Data security is serious business.  And when people get serious, they go for the best.  When people find out that I work for AlertBoot, they will often ask me, "What is the best laptop disk encryption software?"  I would be doing a disservice to the company if I didn't say AlertBoot.

Well, bite the hand that feeds me is what I do, since I tell them there is no "best" solution. (For a slightly more technical discussion, go to this link discussing encryption algorithms and passwords.)

There Is No Best Encryption - TED Talks

One of the best talks I've ever seen is by Malcolm Gladwell, the writer for The New Yorker and author of several bestsellers, including The Tipping Point and Blink.  This talk is available on-line at TED talks, and concerns spaghetti sauce and happiness, a very non sequitur-like tangent to encryption.  The ultimate point of the talk is that science and society have shifted from the concept of "universality" towards "variability."  In other words, there is no "perfection," there is no "the best."  However, there is the "bests."  That's right, plural.  (I highly recommend the on-line video.  It's about 20 minutes long, so get yourself some coffee.)

Likewise, although we're not dealing with personal tastes here, there is no "the best" when it comes to encryption.  There are the ones that work, and have been accepted by the crypto security community as good, strong encryption…and then there are the ones that you want to stay away from.

Each type of encryption algorithm approved by the crypto community has its strengths and weaknesses (weakness like speed, not weakness in security) in relation to each other, and--I hate to put it this way, seeing how we're dealing with serious stuff; identity theft is no laughing matter, nor is corporate espionage--and, just like spaghetti sauce, it's a matter of finding what'll work best for you, which depends on your data security needs.

Plus, keep in mind that there is no universal method of data protection.  You're going to want encryption as well as engaging in data redaction, deletion, and perhaps investment in cable locks, among other things.

People should be less hung up on what's the best available encryption out there.  Instead, they should take a good look at where they're lacking in terms of data security (can anyone, including the janitor, enter the room where the most sensitive files are stored?), and plan their needs accordingly.  Data encryption is not a panacea when it comes to information security.

 
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Sang Lee is a Senior Account Manager and Security Analyst with AlertBoot, Inc., the leading provider of managed endpoint security services, based in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Lee helps with the deployment and ongoing support of the AlertBoot disk encryption managed service. Prior to working at AlertBoot, Mr. Lee served in the South Korean Navy. He holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.