Discussion: Encryption

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

• Determine the best form of encryption for a given scenario.
Assignment Requirements
A human resources manager stores a spreadsheet with sensitive personal information on her local workstation. The spreadsheet is the only file with sensitive data, and the name of the spreadsheet does not change.

As a security specialist, you must choose the best form of encryption to protect the spreadsheet. Your choices are:

  • BitLocker
  • BitLocker To Go
  • File encryption via Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Folder encryption via EFSAnswer the following question(s):

1. Which form of encryption would ensure the spreadsheet is always stored on the disk in encrypted format? More than one form may be correct.

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