Access Security

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  1. glr

    glr Member

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    My surface 3 will be used for work and will contain sensitive information. I plan to invoke bitlocker to protect the SSD. But access control will be critical too. It seems that Face Recognition would provide a nice balance between effectiveness and convenience but that may not be ready for prime time.

    On my soon to be replaced laptop, I have enabled Bitlocker's USB authentication. So it requires a thumb drive with the bitlocker access key. Absent that, it will not boot.

    I am wondering what you more experienced folks are doing to protect access to your data on this very portable device.
     
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    The SP3 is Bitlockered right OOB, I personally use a Very Strong Password (no less than 8 characters and must include all of the following upper/lower, numeric and at least one non-alpha numeric character). For Data Storage I use OneDrive for Business for work related items and OneDrive Personal for my personal data.
     
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    What you hiding in there ? the krabby patty secret ingredient?
     
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    If security is that important then do not save anything in the SDD card. Better use onedrive.
     
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    For quick access purpose (without network or internet data limit etc), there is software to encrypt a whole folder and it is password protected, sorry, I can't remember the name of the software I used to use.
     
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    Its called EFS - the Encrypted File System, if you are going to use it Encrypt at the Folder Level as everything in the Folder is Encrypted.
     
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    I was thinking Bitlocker will be sufficient to achieve the necessary file encryption. Based on the responses so far, it seems that a strong password is my best option, at least until reliable Face Recognition becomes available. I may continue the USB authentication too.

    Finally, I am thinking of adding an unprotected but limited user so that should my computer be stolen, the thief can still get online and be detected by LoJack.
     

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