BitLocker Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 (Part 1) - SED Support and Network Unlock

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Pen Testing & Audits windows server security

BitLocker Drive Encryption has come a long way, baby, since its introduction in Windows Vista in 2006. Each iteration has offered improvements, and the version of BitLocker in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 client is a robust and full featured option for protecting computers from attacks to which a system is vulnerable when the attacker has physical possession. This is particularly important for the mobile devices that have become the computing “weapon of choice” for many of today’s on-the-go business users. Here’s the problem: If a laptop containing sensitive information and/or remote connections (such as VPN connections) to the corporate network are lost or stolen, an unauthorized person may be able to access the information on the drive even without knowing or cracking the user’s logon password. This can be accomplished via a parallel installation attack, whereby the attacker boots into a different operating system instance. He might remove the hard drive from the system and ...