Security Increasingly Important in Storage

by TCG in Action

Security Increasingly Important in Storage

This month's annual storage-apolooza, or Storage Visions this year responded to the rapidly increasing amount of content being created - and how it's stored, organized and secured. As in previous years, the key players in storage including major manufacturers, ISVs and buyers convened right before CES to hear about the latest developments in hard disk drives, SSDs, enterprise storage and how it all works together.

A key part of the program was a session, Safe at Last: Protecting, Storing and Recovering Personal and Commercial Content, moderated by TCG and Samsung's own Michael Willett, who was an architect of the now widely used SED Opal specifications from TCG.

The session focused on facing security and protection of stored content, including content on mobile devices as well as at home and in the cloud. Finding secure content requires indexing and the creation of metadata and this session will look at metadata creation and use. Standardized security products are making data security easier than ever while enabling desired content sharing. In addition to content security other content protection topics will be covered such as content recovery.

Chris Bross, Drivesavers; Robert Day, Linuxworks; Robert Thibadeau, Wave Systems; Dave Anderson, Seagate; and Allison Boerum, Kroll Ontrack all talked about various issues and addressing them so that user content and enterprise data is secure.

Also at the show, Michael Willett was interviewed on SEDs, encryption generally and key issues. You can view that at

The complete agenda here:


Categories: Data Protection, Network Security