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Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 2. Using TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption

Many of the security features built into the Windows 8.1 operating system are designed to protect a computer from attacks by individuals accessing the computer over a network or from the Internet. But what about when individuals have direct physical access to a computer or your data? In these instances, Windows security safeguards don’t apply. If someone can start a computer—even if it’s to another operating system he has installed—he could gain access to any data stored on the computer, perhaps even your organization’s most sensitive data. In addition, with the increased use of USB flash drives, ...

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