demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Thu Jul 26 12:31:44 CDT 2012
Thanks to all of you who have responded - it's pretty much what I expected.
Bruce: Thanks for the ecryptfs reference, that's very useful.
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 02:42:32PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >Due to loss of private health information through laptop thefts the UT
> >system has mandated that all laptops and portable devices be encrypted,
> >or have them be surplussed.
> >I have a few questions concerning those of us who use Linux on their
> >1. is there a noticable performance penalty (esp. on slower laptops)
> >when encrypting the entire disk, incl. the operating system?
> >2. would it make sense to only encrypt the /home partition?
> >3. What Linux software can you recommend to encrypt a disk or partition?
> >any pros/cons?
> >4. Any experience with self-encrypting laptop drives?
> Some things to consider:
> I'd probably just encrypt the critical directories. That would minimize
> performance issues.
> -- Bruce
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