BitLocker Full Disk Encryption

Bitlocker is Windows’ OEM full disk encryption software. Though VeraCrypt 1.18 now advertises support for Windows 10/UEFI machines, I recently have had issues with it. And since I couldn’t make it work, I’m not going to recommend it to you as your sole option. This means that BitLocker may still be the best viable full disk encryption option for a good percentage of Windows users. This is unfortunate but since it’s currently the best option, I’m going to cover BitLocker full disk encryption for Windows 10. Continue reading “BitLocker Full Disk Encryption”

FileVault Full Volume Encryption

FileVault is one my favorite out-of-the-box features of Mac computers.  FileVault is Apple’s built-in disk encryption utility.  Recently Apple has been publicly leading the way in encryption and privacy issues, and when digging into the features it becomes obvious that this focus is not a mere afterthought.  While on the surface it seems simple, FileVault provides far more robust capabilities than you might imagine.  Unfortunately, some of these options are not immediately apparent.  I recently began exploring some of these options.  Due to the amount of information, this will be another multi-part series.  Today we will cover FileVault full volume encryption. Continue reading “FileVault Full Volume Encryption”

A Full Disk Encryption Primer

Readers of the Your Ultimate Security Guide series and the Complete Privacy and Security Desk Reference know that I am whole-heartedly in favor of full disk encryption. Throughout this month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I have promised to bring you a daily blog post. A huge focus of those posts will be on disk encryption. I will cover specifics for the following operating systems: Mac (FileVault), Windows (Bitlocker and VeraCrypt), Linux (LUKS), Android, and iOS. Before we delve into specifics, I would like to first discuss what full disk encryption is and why it matters. Continue reading “A Full Disk Encryption Primer”