Fujitsu Labs Hope To Make Portable Data More Secure – Or Delete it
Bank employees have left laptops full of account details, names and addresses of various high rollers have been found in coffee shops and the list goes on – and these are just the ones we know about!
First up is the “secure USB memory device” which is a thumb drive containing a processor and a battery.
Data security policies can be set to delete data after a specific period of time or if the drive is accessed by an unauthorised computer – hopefully this doesn’t give the brain-dead carte blanche to leave data around though!
Secondly, the company’s “file redirect technology” restricts the data to the USB memory device itself, or to a specified server.
The company is currently putting both of these through internal trials – I’m hoping that these both become standard government issue very soon.