Encrypted data recovery on-the-fly

Posted On 04 Feb 2014
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Software engineers at Kroll Ontrack have unveiled ‘decryption-on-the-fly,’ technology that can reduce the amount of time it takes to recover encrypted hard drives with a logical or physical failure” a key development in light of the growing number of cyber threats that are driving the adoption of encrypted drives. This automated decryption technology allows engineers to target only areas of the hard drive that have been used while also automating the decryption process” improving the typical industry recovery turn time dramatically. A typical recovery project involving an encrypted drive can take up to five days to complete using traditional solutions. CA Technologies estimates IT downtime costs North American companies $26.5 billion per year, at an average cost of $42,000 per hour according to Gartner, Inc. ” Simply put, the longer a company is without its data, the more money it loses,” says Paul Le Messurier, data recovery operations manager, Kroll Ontrack.” We know our new ‘decryption-on-the-fly’ technology represents a breakthrough for the data recovery industry because it can make a significant impact on a company’s ability to rebound from an IT outage or other potentially catastrophic events with minimal damage to the business.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.