James Rodriguez scored twice while Alvaro Motata, Isco, Lucas Vazquez and Casemiro got a goal each as Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 on Wednesdsay night.Real Madrid had gone into the game without their BBC (Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo) combination with Bale out injured, Ronaldo left out of the travelling squad and Benzema subjected to the bench.Just like it has been the case almost all season, Morata, Isco, James, Asensio and Vazquez rose to the occasion and grabbed the opportunity with both hands.Except for James and Asensio, none of the others had appeared in Real Madrid’s 2-3 loss to Barcelona last Sunday starting debates that Zinedine Zindane isn’t giving them enough chances.The brilliance of Isco:Isco was the stand-out player of the night with his creativity and skills creating havoc in the Deportivo box. Isco scored towards the end of the match in the 77th minute and for all his hard work, he deserved that.Isco has now scored and assisted 12 goals in his last 12 starts for Real Madrid. Zidane said about Isco after the game, “He does things that not everyone is capable of. I’m delighted for him after the work he’s put in. He always delivers when called upon.”Isco’s game by numbers vs. Deportivo:88% pass accuracy7 take-ons4 chances created3 shots1 post hit1 assist1 goalIsco, disco. ?? pic.twitter.com/adhSRDan2O- Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 26, 20178 – Isco Alarcon has scored more goals than any other midfielder in La Liga in 2017. Delight. pic.twitter.com/bp8j20qVWxadvertisement- OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 26, 2017What has worked for Real Madrid without BBC:This season, what has been working for Real Madrid without the BBC combination has been the fluidity in their game. Without the BBC, the non-starry Galacticos display better connection, more selflessness and enhanced work rate.Another factor that favours the dismantling of the BBC is the cover the younger brigade provide at the back. Be it Morata or Vazquez, they put their bodies at the back and provide more solidity in the midfield and defence.Just like it was seen in Real Madrid’s last night game against Deportivo, every time Madrid were losing the ball, they were tracing back and collectively worked to get the ball back.Bale, Benzema and Cristiano have been the decisive elements of Real Madrid’s success over the years but with the influx of new talent and Bernabeu crowd also willing to see home grown players get more playing time, it may be wise to start pushing forward the younger crop of players.The question remains… Is is time to dismantle the famed BBC?Some statistics:1. Real Madrid have played 12 matches without Ronaldo this season in all competitions, winning 10 and drawing two.2. Real Madrid have gone exactly a year without being prevented from scoring – the last shutout being against Manchester City on April 26, 2016 – and since then, Madrid have scored 151 goals in 57 games.3. Real Madrid have scored 5 goals in a La Liga match for the first time without Cristiano Ronaldo playing ever since his debut in August 2009.4. Since he has joined Real Madrid, no midfielder in La Liga has been involved in as many goals as James Rodriguez – he has scored 25 and assisted 27 goals.5. Real Madrid have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 La Liga games.How Twitter reacted:@realmadriden Real Madrid more creative,attractive without BBC, Thanks for your all contribution had done, but let’s Madrid move forward without you (BBC)- Mahyudin Nasution (@yudi_fe_usu) April 27, 20178th time this season that Real Madrid have started without BBC. Their record in the previous 7 games (all comps)W 6D 1L 0F 29A 11 pic.twitter.com/xPPmGqAmzr- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 15, 2017Good play by Real Madrid. No ego, good passing, good movement. As I said, Real Madrid plays better without BBC. #halamadrid- Vasili Brutsky (@vaselOK92) April 5, 2017
Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry, Security “That’s a good point — I must admit I thought this myself while writing this up — and then I forgot about it again — it may be that all SED does is to stop other people accessing/reading your data, but it doesn’t prevent Malware (or maybe it does) — l Continue Reading Previous Make With AdaNext How to run your own secure IoT cloud server for $8/year June 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm June 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm “I don’t believe that an encrypted drive will do anything to prevent malware or ransomware. When it is installed in your PC and you are logged in and running, it is effectively no longer encrypted from the view of the operating system, where the malware a LeighdePaor says: June 30, 2016 at 3:53 am June 29, 2016 at 8:05 am “Hi Max, the security of an SED is only really for 2 major situations:n1: when someone tries to take a drive out of a computer and read it’s content on another computer in order to bypass any account security on the computer or BIOSn2: when someone tries “Now I think I understand what I sound like when I talk to my wife.nnAre you talking about the SSD in my Tower Computer on my desk? If so, all I remember about it is that it’s an SSD … the “TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE-1667” just went “whoosh” right over my “Hi there — thanks so much for this feedback and link — Max “ “I just heard back from the SED experts at Virtium who spake as follows:n nHow does using an SED protect you from ransomware? SEDs do not protect from ransomware; that’s what firewalls and virus-protection software do. Self-encryption protects data at r realjjj says: “You listed your components in an article about VR so yeah i was talking about your desktop.nnThe point was that your SSD has encryption too, just not enabled by default.” Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: “If i remember correctly you have an Intel SSD Pro 2500 and it supports TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE-1667.” Yoda1 says: Log in to Reply “How does using an SED protect you from ransomware? I’m under the assumption that the ransomware used it’s own AES key to encrypt the data, as it’s being written to the drive (and now double encrypted by SED). Does SED know what it’s encrypting/storing, Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply Max The Magnificent says: June 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm August 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Max The Magnificent says: June 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm June 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm I don’t know about you, but I’m becoming increasingly nervous about all of the malware that’s out there. I hate the thought of some nefarious person roaming around my computer “touching” my data with their sticky metaphorical fingers.There are numerous types of malware, but one I think of as being particularly slimy and nefarious is ransomware. One type of ransomware locks your system down and then displays messages coaxing you into paying a ransom in order to have your machine unlocked. Another type encrypts all of your data files on your hard drive, forcing you to pay a ransom in order to receive the decryption key.I hate this stuff. I wish that the authorities would (a) treat this as a major issue, (b) invest whatever resources it takes to track the originators down, and (c) impose serious sanctions on the perpetrators, ranging from lifetime imprisonment to castration, or both. I tell you, if the people creating and deploying malware knew that this level of punishment was on the cards, I think we’d see a lot less of it. Of course I may be wrong, but in the spirit of scientific enquiry I say let’s try it for a few years and see what happens.In my case, all I really have on my system is the columns I’m currently writing and archives of old articles and books — along with photos of my family, friends, and hobby projects — which means I really don’t have much that would be of interest to anyone else. I daren’t even think how I would feel if I was in charge of securing and protecting military, commercial, and industrial data.All of which leads us to the concept of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) — a type of hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) that automatically and continuously encrypts the data on the drive without any user interaction.But where do you find this type of beast? Well, I recently heard from the folks at Virtium that they’ve just announced their StorFly SED SDDs boasting support for AES-256 encryption.(Source: Vitrium) “Virtium’s new SED SSDs are a perfect fit for embedded systems that require encryption in addition to our leading small-footprint, industrial-temperature, high-endurance, and low-power storage innovations,” said Scott Phillips, vice president of marketing at Virtium. “These encryption solutions support multiple SATA form factors, including 2.5″, 1.8″, Slim SATA, mSATA, M.2, and CFast. Additionally, they support all three StorFly classes – CE (MLC), XE (industrial-grade MLC) and PE (SLC). This new, broader array of SSD offerings provides OEMs and system designers with industrial security solutions not previously available without significant compromises to reliability. And while the consumer and enterprise markets may offer encrypted SSDs, they may not support the industrial temperatures, shock/vibration requirements and product longevity that Virtium’s new SEDs do.” A Virtium SED uses random AES encryption keys that are generated at product initialization (leveraging the drive controller’s integrated random number generator), which are hashed and then stored within the drive itself. These keys are subsequently used in conjunction with the integrated AES encryption engine to encrypt and store the host data on the NAND flash without burdening the host system (unlike software-based encryption solutions). The encryption keys are non-retrievable and cannot be changed without the complete loss of the data on the SSD.Virtium’s new StorFly SEDs are Trusted Computing Group Opal 2.0-compatible and support hardware and software initiated crypto-erase and block-erase features that satisfy requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1 Guidelines for MediaSanitization. These features are persistent through power interruption cycles.For more information to Virtium’s new StorFly SEDs and its broad portfolio of solid state storage and memory solutions, visit www.virtium.com, call 888.847.8486, or email . CDSmith69 says: July 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm Log in to Reply 10 thoughts on “Secure your data with self-encrypting drives (SEDs)” realjjj says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “Arrgggh — gnashing of teeth and rending of garb — I wish we lived in a world where security and encryption (and passwords) wasn’t necessary because people simply wouldn’t think of doing bad stuff — but maybe all of this is necessary to prepare us again Log in to Reply August 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.