The previous few years has noticed a sharp boost in the reports of information fraud and info misuse. Every single week we see reports of lost or stolen records that contain sensitive information.
As our law enforcers appear to employ the newest technologies to help their day to day tasks, it is not uncommon to see a Police Officer on a street corner with a PDA on his hip and a ticket printer in hand. Thankfully it is a million miles away from the days of the stereotypical whistle swinging and knee bending Cops of Dock Green but what risks does this present in the age of wi-fi networks, laptop fraud and data misuse? Where does this leave our sci-fi Sweeney?
Are we Exposed or In Safe Hands?
Its a query we are entitled to ask but not probably to want to hear the answer. The reply is of course vulnerable unless forces employ measures to make it impervious. We reside in an era exactly where a brief chain of unfortunate events could land your private particulars in the incorrect hands. When its not unthinkable that a basic on the spot fine could lead to your private information getting spread across the internet. And thats just the commence, simple examples. Give a believed for the very skilled, yet pressured detective, who selflessly requires reports residence to complete right after tucking the children in to bed. Where could that misplaced file end up? I could hazard a guess at where our budding Inspector Morse’s profession may finish up.
So are they taking it seriously?
Managing Director of Comprehensive Supply Ltd, James Hall, offers an idea of how our progressive peelers are taking steps to safe our info. “Showcasing the new IronKey variety at InfoSec 2008 was often going to be special, but absolutely nothing could have prepared us for the interest shown by the UK Police forces”. He explained that enquiries have stretched the length and breadth of the UK and raised interest as far a field as European Police forces. “The most intriguing aspect has been the diverse enquiries for application of the devices. From PDA’s to mobile telephones, laptops to even digital cameras.” Displaying a confident smile, the UK’s major IronKey authority proclaimed, “This is basically the best portable security for computers around “.
His statement is correct and only falls down if customers, actually, give their password away. As far as Safe USB devices go this takes some beating. From its straightforward plug and play function to its beautifully designed and unmistakable brushed alloy finish – the IronKey is a winner.
Created as the worlds most Secure USB flash drive, house users can decide on from 2 choices. The standard IronKey is what it says it is. A safe USB stick that benefits from the identical degree of hardware encryption as the other products in the range. The second, and most common choice, is the IronKey Private. We were stunned by its secure sessions that maintain you safe and “anonymous” whilst you are on-line. This is best for personal banking or logging into firm internet internet sites. The Corporate Package is accommodated with the IronKey Enterprise. It is a premium service, launched in April 2008 in the USA, and is for these who wish to take their safety to the subsequent level. As a managed service it permits full control of a collection of devices from a central unit or location. All the IronKey products are fantastic.
The data and data that is collected on a day-to-day basis requires strict protection. We aren’t seeing also much evidence to assistance that Government bodies are taking this seriously. Our privacy is just what it says it is, private and we require to hold it that way.
It is encouraging to hear that many of our Police forces are looking at options to hold our data and data safe. For that I applaud them and I appear forward to fewer stories in our tabloids of embarrassing data protection infringements.