Defense In-depth with Self-Encrypting Drives and Their Untapped Potential (C12a)
The Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology has been commercially available in storage products since 2007. SED storage devices started to gain traction after the first version of the collaborative Protection Profile for FDE was approved. Today, multiple SED products are listed on the CSfC products list for “Hardware Full Drive Encryption”. But, based on interactions with end-users, it seems SEDs are not always well understood, which can result in deployments that put your data at risk. This talk will pull the covers off the SED technology, explain what it does, and discuss how to properly configure SED devices in CSfC data-at-rest (DAR) solutions.