Posts Tagged ‘SafeBoot’

EPE Log Reader for McAfee Endpoint Encryption v6

February 17, 2010 1 comment

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About Bindings in McAfee Endpoint Encryption / SafeBoot

August 7, 2009 16 comments

A few people came to me this week and independently asked how to link EEM (SafeBoot) users to directory counterparts, or how to switch them to other directories or user names. Bindings are a key part of the EEM Encryption environment, as they allow automated user management to take place by tracking changes to the user identity in some other system, most commonly Active Directory. Read more…

TrueCrypt vs Peter Kleissner, Or Stoned BootKit Revisited..

August 4, 2009 59 comments

Peter Kieissner

This weeks flame war between TrueCrypt and Peter Kleissner had me both upset and laughing at the same time.

For a start, hats off to young Peter (18 years old according to his site), who recently presented at Black Hat his concept for a “universal rootkit” exploit, which, using that older-than-he-is technology of MBR replacement, manages to subvert Windows in such a way as to be able to drop a payload into memory as the computer boots.

I’m not sure, but isn’t that what MBR viruses have done since day one? I guess Peter agrees because his new “Stoned Bootkit” rootkit is named “Stoned” in homage to one of the original MBR Viruses of  1987 Read more…

About Language and Keyboard Settings in SafeBoot…

July 20, 2009 Leave a comment

I just uploaded a page explaining some of the finer details of the language and keyboard routines in the McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs and SafeBoot Device Encryption for PC’s (v5) products. I hope it helps some people iron out some implementation questions.

About Keyboard and Language Settings in McAfee/SafeBoot Encryption

Guy Kawasaki sums up Innovation…

July 13, 2009 3 comments

Guy KawasakiI find it hard to add further comment to Guy Kawasaki’s presentation at Cisco Live. He sums up the difference between delivering a product to market, and delivering the product. For those who don’t know of Guy, he’s an ex Apple fellow, and an author of books such as The Macintosh Way and How to Drive Your Competition Crazy. You can find his Blog online where he comments widely on Apple, social media, energy and all kinds of interesting things. He’s now involved in matchmaking entrepreneurs and angel investors, and public speaking. For Guy, innovation means deep, intelligent, complete and elegant (DICE).

The take away I want to highlight is his message that you have anticipated what people need before they known they need it. Something that in my opinion is best served by gut feeling, industry experience and deep thought – not by asking an analyst what you should do.

To be truly great, and to be truly innivotive, you need to take some chances and push the envelope..

What makes innovation? First quality of innovation is that the product is deep, lots of features, does lots of stuff. You have anticipated what people need before they know they need it. They will not run out of power. Great products, great services are deep. Read more…

How to Spend Your Data Protection Dollars

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

I was speaking last week at a panel of CISO’s when someone asked me the very reasonable question “What’s the most important thing we should do to protect our data?” – What the audience member wanted to know really was, given that he had no budget, and a state mandate impressing on him the need to protect PII (personally identifiable information), what’s the minimum he could do to comply with the regulations? Read more…