As anticipated when we wrote the diary "in memory of hard disk encryption?" about the research from Princeton into the property of DRAM to continue to keep data for a short while without power, the disk encryption vendors are starting to react.
Users of e.g. laptops that contain sensitive data and use (disk) encryption to protect data need to be given guidance on how to use the tools provided to them. In order to allow you to give your users that guidance you need to know when the keys are effectively wiped.
If you know of vendor provided information on how they handle keys, please let us know. Vendors are welcome to provide the information too.
If any information is incomplete, inaccurate etc, please do let us know as interpreting the provided press releases can be hard.
Feb 26th 2008
1 decade ago