Trusted Computing Group Will Show New Self-Encrypting Drives at Storage Visions 2011 Conference
PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trusted Computing Group and members will demonstrate a variety of available hard drives based on the TCG’s specifications for secure storage at Storage Visions 2011. Trusted Computing Group is a Bronze Sponsor of this annual event focused on storage issues, including security and data protection.
The event’s theme, “New Dimensions Drive Digital Storage,” recognizes the role that increasing content resolution and stereoscopic content will play in driving demand for content and storage devices that support making, distributing, using and saving that content.
“The ever-faster migration of valuable corporate data, entertainment media and personal data from analog to digital storage increases the total amount of digital content and puts an increasing urgency on data protection,” noted Tom Coughlin, founder and chairman of Storage Visions. “Storage Visions gives users and developers a forum to learn more about emerging and current technologies, such as TCG’s Opal specifications for trusted storage in self-encrypting drives.”
Trusted Computing Group’s free Opal specification provides a non-proprietary blueprint for self-encrypting capabilities. Opal-based devices, including hard drives, flash, tape and optical devices, encrypt data automatically on the fly, can be immediately and completely erased, and can be optionally combined with the Trusted Platform Module, or TPM, for safekeeping of security credentials.
TCG member representatives Michael Willett, Samsung, and Aidan Herbert, Wave Systems, will speak to attendees in the session, “Finding, Protecting and Using Content,” on January 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In addition to discussion of self-encrypting drives, the session’s panelists will explore the latest developments in content indexing and searching, including automated metadata generation. It also examines the role digital storage will play in providing greater privacy protection.
In the exhibit area in Booth #29, demonstrations will include various self-encrypting hard disk drives, a self-encrypting solid state drive and centralized set-up and management of these drives.
Registration for the conference as well as conference hotel room registration is available at www.storagevisions.com.
Trusted Computing Group, an industry organization that enables computing security, has created a portfolio of specifications to enable more secure computing across the enterprise in PCs, servers, networking gear, applications, other software, storage and embedded devices. More information and the organization’s specifications and work groups are available at the Trusted Computing Group’s website, www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.
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