BitLocker and the complexities of trust

Monday, 22 October 2007, 12:21 AM EST

I'd like to build a case detailing why I believe there are sound reasons for giving BitLocker a chance. I also want to toss in a few cents on the kind of philosophy that ensures the vitality of cryptographic software and hardware.

But make no mistake: I'm not proposing BitLocker as a panacea for security as a wholeóBitLocker is just one of the many pieces of the security puzzle. Its goal is to provide resiliency under certain threat models.

At Microsoft.

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