Encryption of school data
I got another sales flier through the post for a product called deviceshield which appears to encrypts data transferred to a memory pen etc.
It has a quote from Becta
"... if your school does not have encryption now, you should stop all copying, removing or accessing protected data until you have software to encrypt files and protect the communication links accessing this data."
The question is how many schools are encrypting data leaving school on teachers memory pens etc as we certainly are not. We have the SIMS webparts and have the necessary SSL certificate installed etc, but nothing locally is on our network to prevent this.
Is this a realistic demand from Becta - when is the deadline to have this in place - now?