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Windows 7: Bit Locker in Windows 7

30 Sep 2009   #1
FarbonCiber

Vista 64 SP2
 
 
Bit Locker in Windows 7

Can anyone point me to a technical paper for the version of Bit Locker that is in Windows 7?

I specifically need to know if it has FIPS 140-2 support


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30 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

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30 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

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30 Sep 2009   #4
FarbonCiber

Vista 64 SP2
 
 

Thank you for the info, I did find both of these. The problem though is that they do not specifically mention Windows 7 and I know Windows 7 is different.

Any other leads?
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30 Sep 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FarbonCiber View Post
Thank you for the info, I did find both of these. The problem though is that they do not specifically mention Windows 7 and I know Windows 7 is different.

Any other leads?
No the Bitlocker in Windows 7 is not different then the one in Vista. However Windows 7 does add Bitlocker To Go.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
gcrumpley

xp
 
 
Windows 7 BitLocker not yet FIPS Certified

This is an important question because Federal agencies and the DoD require FIPS 140-2 certification for encryption of any sensitive or classified data (in transit and at rest). Further, "National Security Systems" (NSS - includes all classified systems) require NIAP Common Criteria (CC) evaluation at various levels... and Common Criteria (below) requires FIPS certification. CC NIST SP800-53 Rev3 (Google it) now combines Federal requirements for both NSS and non-NSS systems (CC evaluated products are still a best practice for non-NSS systems).

See the Microsoft FAQ:
BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions
"Is Microsoft pursuing any security certification for BitLocker?
BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows Vista has Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification. BitLocker is included in the Common Criteria (EAL4+) certification process for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2."
See the FIPS 140-2 certified products list (Vista and Win2K8... not Win7):
Validated 140-1 and 140-2 Cryptographic Modules

FIPS certification is required for Common Criteria evaluation -- Win7 is not yet even undergoing evaluation at this point (unlike Vista and Win2K8):
NIAP CCEVS: Products and Protection Profiles in Evaluation
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