By Nick Heath
8 May 2008
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to protect 20,000 laptops using
Machines used by the army, navy and RAF will be given password-protected
encryption using BeCrypt Disk Protect Baseline solution.
Disk Protect Baseline allows a hard disk to be encrypted and protected
by a single encryption key but each user has a unique password and
A spokesman for the MoD said: "There was a feeling there was a need for
stringent security standards and the reason we chose BeCrypt was its
ability to deliver full hard drive encryption quickly."
The package will be used to protect data which has a Restricted
classification or less, and will now be deployed on laptops not
connected to the Defence Information Infrastructure. The MoD has already
been using BeCrypt's Disk Protect Baseline system to protect Defence
Information Infrastructure laptops since 2006.
The MoD has previously admitted several embarrassing data losses
including mislaying 11,000 ID cards and losing more than 600,000
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