CompTIA®A+ Core 2 Exam Notes : Basic Windows Os Security Settings

3. Computer Security

3.3 Basic Windows OS security settings

BitLocker To Go: Encryption is a key component in any operating system security plan. With the help of the newly improved BitLocker, Windows 7 users can have more control over the encryption of their hard drives. Microsoft's BitLocker even automatically encrypts new data while it's running. It's a hands-off tool that should improve security in Windows 7.

  • BitLocker To Go is new to Windows 7. Rather than encrypting just the desktop
  • BitLocker To Go allows users to encrypt portable hardware, like external hard drives and USB keys.
  • It's probably one of the best new security features in Windows 7.
  • More users than ever are going mobile. Data is at risk whenever that happens.
  • BitLocker To Go helps to limit the spread of sensitive data to malicious hands.
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature included with the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop operating systems.
  • It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes.

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