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Full Disk Encryption

This course describes the use of cryptography in full disk encryption.

3 videos  //  10 minutes of training

Course description

The increasing use of mobile devices and improper disposal practices for devices creates situations where an unauthorized party can steal data from a device. Full disk encryption can help to protect an individual’s data on a device; however, it is not always a perfect solution, as discussed in this course.

Course syllabus

Course IntroductionDuration: 1:00

This video introduces the Full Disk Encryption course.

Introduction to Full Disk EncryptionDuration: 3:20

This video describes the need for full disk encryption and possible implementations.

Attacking Full Disk EncryptionDuration: 5:47

This video describes how full disk encryption systems can be attacked.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs.

He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.