@Pete-S said in Local Encryption Scenarios: @DustinB3403 said in Local Encryption Scenarios: @Pete-S said in Local Encryption Scenarios: @DustinB3403 said in Local Encryption Scenarios: @Pete-S said in Local Encryption Scenarios: Anyway, in the case of the CPA we are talking about material that is not really sensitive at all. The data files could be secured the same way as any paper records. Locked in a safe when not in use. That would be the same as being encrypted, since the lock on a safe = encryption and the physical key = the passphrase to decrypt the drive or data. Well, in principle only. You can walk away with the encrypted computer but it would be harder with the safe. In most cases physical security is about delaying. You can smash and grab a laptop from the office window but it would require a lot more time to break in properly and then open a safe before someone shows up. You have those examples a bit mixed up. The comparable scenario would be "getting to the data" The physical medium housing that data doesn't matter. You break the lock, you get the data. If you break the encryption key you get the data. But a physical lock is likely easier to break and get into whatever than it would to decrypt a encrypted volume. Reminds me of this classic: there is ALWAYS a relevant xkcd