Portable Security: A walking Fortress
In January, 2018 I wrote a couple of articles about the Aegis Secure Key 3z Flash Drive from Apricorn Inc. At the time, I was extremely interested in its use as a Windows To Go (WTG) device, and in fact it tested very well for that task. The fact that Microsoft has announced they have…
1-2-3-4-5 BitLocker 9-8-7-6-5
I was sitting in a planning meeting with a client recently in which we were discussing ways of protecting end-user machines, especially laptops that were in and out of the office. The previous convention relied on BIOS locks that were proprietary to the hardware manufacturer, and required the end user to either enter two passwords…
USB Drives: Easily lost, but easily encrypted!
Peter Wolchak (Editor, Backbone Magazine) pinged me this morning… furious. ‘How long does it take to encrypt a USB key?’ Not very long… why? It turns out that Elections Canada is back in the news, and (again) not in a good way. A couple of employees had confidential information about 2.4 Million voters on thumb…