Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse


Where is Your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse. from Trusted Computing Group on Vimeo.

In addition to the video above, please reference the PowerPoint presentation related for the Information Week SED Webinar.

Since 2005, over 500 million sensitive records have been lost, stolen or mishandled. A slew of regulations now require breach notification, meaning enterprises must practice strong data protection.

What role does encryption play in protecting data, and how is hardware-based self-encryption different from alternatives? Join us for this webcast, where we will review:

Experts advise attendees on performance results of testing of hardware vs. software encryption and discuss key management and TCO.

Dr. Michael Willett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy (Top Secret clearance) and a Masters and PhD in mathematics from NC State University. After a career as a university professor of mathematics and computer science, Dr. Willett joined IBM as a design architect, moving into IBM’s Cryptography Competency Center. Later, Dr. Willett joined Fiderus, a security and privacy consulting practice, subsequently accepting a position with Wave Systems.

Recently, Dr. Willett was a Senior Director at Seagate Research, focusing on security functionality on hard drives, including self-encryption, related standardization, product rollout, patent development, and partner liaison. Currently, Dr. Willett serves as a consultant on the marketing of storage-based security. Dr. Willett also chairs the Privacy Management Reference Model Project of the ISTPA, which has developed an operational reference model for implementing privacy requirements. Presently, Dr. Willett is working with Samsung as a storage security strategist, helping to define their self-encryption strategy across Samsung’s portfolio of storage products.

Mike James works for Toshiba America Information Systems as Director, SoC Development. He has more than 15 years of experience in the hard disk drive and storage industries, having spent the last eight years with Fujitsu. His responsibilities include researching, developing and bringing to market next-generation disk drive technologies like full disk encryption. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Mike managed a system-on-chip development team at Texas Instruments. He is a participant in the Trusted Computing Group’s Storage Work Group.

Mike received a bachelors and masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been awarded five research patents and has several pending. He has spoken at several industry events, including Storage Network World in Europe.