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    Encrypted Pen Drives - Block All But

    I've been reading the threads about the various methods of encrypting pen drives, as we're currently having a big push to make sure everything is watertight. We're probably going to be using TrueCrypt in traveller mode / install it on staff machines within school.

    My question is - how do I stop staff just buying their own pen drive and using that, as a way to avoid the faff of mounting volume's etc. Is there a way anybody knows of to block all but certain pen drives (i.e. encrypted ones)? Otherwise the whole process seems a little pointless as it can be bypassed too easily.

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    You can use this software to block pendrives that are not encrypted.

    Endpoint security software - Control use of portable storage devices such as USB drives, iPods and more
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    You can buy Kingston Datatraveler Locker+ 8gb USB Flash Drive Grey - Ebuyer and set the encrypted partition to be the size of the pen drive. The software is on the drive itself, so it will require a password everytime to access the hidden partition but will save installing software etc.

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    I believe it is also possible to force encryption by using BitLocker2Go but you will need Windows 7 Enterprise (so software assurance is needed).

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