Key Management Guidelines:
Using a good product to encrypt data is important, but responsible and secure storage of the KEY to decrypt can not be overstressed. Key Management is without question the most critical and difficult part of a secure encryption system.
If one uses the VUMC centralized and supported CheckPoint encryption solution the Key will be managed as part of the service.
If one uses the recommended freeware solution, TrueCrypt, it does NOT offer Centralized Key Management. He or she must retain the Key in a secure manner. In other words, if the Key (often a password) is lost…the data is gone with literally no means to recover. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Vanderbilt Encrypted Device Tracking
web application to securely store passwords.
For more detailed information, please contact your Technical Support person