UAE bank invests in encryption to ensure data security on the move

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By  Published  August 31, 2006

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is to implement a new system of encryption on all of its laptops.

The bank will use data encryption solutions from Pointsec, in addition to its existing security standards for working online and protecting physical assets. This means that if any NBAD laptop is lost or stolen, the hard drive will be secured and no one will be able to access the critical information stored on it.

"Today, most NBAD employees, and not just the bank's top management, who are travelling or working from home most likely use laptop computers," said Hossam El Kobrosy, technical services manager, NBAD. "All of our laptop computers naturally contain sensitive information in a variety of places - email inboxes, documents and presentations that contain financial illustrations - so the bank took the decision to encrypt all the laptop hard drives, rather than to try to implement a file-by-file encryption policy."

Pointsec's software allows a hard drive's data to be encrypted in real time and then accessed only by authenticated users.

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