[CentOS] Deciding when to do system encryption

Tue Oct 11 05:26:37 UTC 2011
Lucian <lucian at lastdot.org>

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Bade Iriabho <ebade at mathbiol.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have read that system encryption slows a computer down. However, I am more
> interested in when to use it. Consider the following scenarios:
> 1. You have a server in a secured server room on a rack (is there any need
> and advantage to having system encryption in this particular case)
> 2. you have a server sitting in an office that is accessible by everyone
> 2. You have a desktop
> 3. You have a laptop
> So my questions are: What situations/scenarios do you consider before
> implementing system encryption? I guess at the end of the day, I am trying
> to figure out the best practices.

I always encrypt the hdd of my laptops, I don't notice much overhead;
on servers I encrypt partitions with very sensitive information.