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UK data losses spread to prisons

Take the Oops factor out of the security equation with mobile encryption The UK government’s data security woes continue, the latest a misplaced USB stick containing detailed data on 10,000 serious offenders -and all 84,000 prisoners in England.  Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, in charge of UK prisons, is the Embarrassed Minister of the Month when it comes to [...]

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Portable RAID from Addonics

A tweaker’s dream toy – but not for everyone Engadget oggles Addonics’ new RAID box today, an awesome tech toy for RAID-to-go.  $99. Interesting comments in the post on how much cooler it would be if it didn’t need an external power suppy.  That’s the trade-off between tinkerable boxes like this and a ready-to-use storage product [...]

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Verity’s Hard Drive Destroyer: do-it-yourself drive crushing

Cool, but encryption is a kindler and gentler way to retire disk drives Blocks and Files highlighted this very physical solution to a data management problem: how to be sure sensitive data on retired disk drives never again sees the light of day.  It’s a do-it-yourself version of industrial disk crushers. Verity’s quite excited about the Hard Drive Destroyer, and I know [...]

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Information is the new cash

Treat your customers’ data like money, or suffer the consequences Digital content is the new currency.  Want proof?  Substitute ”a pile of cash” for ”data” in the following stories: Thieves targeted a security van yesterday and stole confidential data backup tapes. A new market for Brinks trucks? iosafe disk drives keep data safe in a fire or flood. [...]

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Secret agent storage

Storage performance specs are so last millenium   Going by today’s headlines, storage vendors should add a new spec to their data sheets: hackability. Case in point: yet another theft of reams of customer data, this time in the UK.  Tapes left in a car. Wired Magazine’s Fetish spread features the Maxtor BlackArmor drive from Seagate.   This is a [...]

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Introducing BlackArmor

Easy add-on sell for secure data on the go Seagate announced its new Maxtor BlackArmor secure portable drive today.  160GB, full AES encryption.  Everything stored on this puppy is automatically encrypted and virtually hack-proof. Seagate’s taken a leading position in truly secure storage devices.  This drive follows the already-released Momentus FDE secure notebook drive. This is an easy add-on solution for [...]

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