For the backups:  The media is stored at an offsite location.  When the media leaves my control, all data must be encrypted.  This is for policy reasons, insurance reasons, and ensures confidentiality of customer information as well as HR records.

For the keys:  So even if both the backups and the keys are compromised, they are unusable without the private key password.

-Marc


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 8:22 PM, Dan Langille <dan@langille.org> wrote:
On 1/28/2011 6:24 PM, Marc Dojka wrote:
Hi all,

I think I already have the answer, but wanted to double check.  It's not
possible to have the private key for data encryption password protected,
correct.  Thanks.

What concern are you trying to resolve by having some kind of encryption?

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Dan Langille - http://langille.org/