Chris Henley is a fun and energetic representative of Microsoft. He works on the Developer Platform Evangelist team at Microsoft as an IT Professional Evangelist in the western region and is the co-author of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference from Sybex press. Chris is a regular speaker and presenter at user groups, Technet events, and major conferences around the US.
He has extensive experience in the world of computer networks. He is passionate about the way that technology helps people. He has an entertaining and insightful style of communicating technical information and of making difficult concepts easy to understand. He is an expert in server architecture and network design. He loves to push the envelope of what we think about computers, and what software can do. Chris spends his spare time playing XBOX360 with his wife and kids, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and searching for the best chocolate cake on planet earth.
So I was at one of my live events here a few weeks ago and we were talking about bitlocker drive encryption. The question arose as to whether Bitlocker was FIPS 140-2 compliant. At the time I was not sure that it was approved in FIPS 140-2. I went back and did a little searching to verify the date of certification. I am happy to officially answer that Yes bitlocker is FIPS 140-2 compliant and was certified in 2008. You can read about the compliance certification here.
As always I am a huge fan of Bitlocker drive encryption.