Are you paranoid about the security of your data, and finding that the software-based solutions out there really aren’t as seamless and transparent as you’d hope? Whether you’re working for the Department of Homeland Security or lead programmer for a hot startup, there are good reasons for you to be aware of – and perhaps even paranoid – about your data security.
Add the complication of a laptop and now things get even more tricky, because if you are aware of the incidence of laptop theft at airports and on the road, now you have to think about all your email, all your documents, business memos, letters, spreadsheets, presentations, and related material all being delivered directly to your competitors, foreign nationals, or worse.
Fortunately, there are hardware-level encryption solutions available that, if you’re ready to absolutely trust them with your digital life, can ensure that your system and/or laptop are completely secure and unbreakable.
A few weeks ago I had a chance to talk with some of the engineers at High Density Devices, makers of SecureD, a system that, as they describe, is characterized by “all data being encrypted in real-time: SecureD utilizes the strongest real-time encryption algorithms available and does not require user interaction or maintenance.”
Please read on for our discussion…
Here’s some useful background data on the company too, if you like buzzwords and government agencies…
SecureD(r) was developed and is owned by High Density Devices AS (HDD). SecureD has been awarded more than $8 million of congressional funding over the years 2002 – 2006 in the Common Information Centric Security Project (CICS).
CICS is tasked with industrializing the SecureD(r) technology to “Achieve a common method for defence and civil industry to secure data that can utilize the advantages of economy of scale.”
The CICS project includes resources from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), the Office of U.S. Secretary of Defense (OSD), Sun Microsystems (StorageTek), TECHSOFT, Inc., and HDD. The highly prestigious CICS project has received both international and national recognition.
In addition, SecureD(r) has received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 certification, as well as Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 certification.
SecureD(r) is available in laptop, desktop, and portable pocket USB versions. All data is encrypted in real-time, and SecureD(r) utilizes the strongest real-time encryption algorithms available and does not require user interaction or maintenance.
High Density Devices is a member of Trusted Computing Group.
Got all of that? Me, I just wish they had a Mac version where I could pull apart my laptop, install it, and forget about it, knowing that my MacBook Pro was that much more safe and bulletproof…