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More than 20,000 students across 36 schools in the Boston Public School (BPS) system had their data compromised when the district's ID card vendor Plastic Card Systems lost a flash drive containing the information.
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A Long Beach Memorial Medical Center employee may be responsible for a data breach that is said to have affected thousands of patients.
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The number one threat of data loss doesn't come from cyber criminals and hackers - but from businesses' own employees, according to newly released research.
Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Key Now Rated Even Tougher
Crush Resistant Aluminum Casing Now Certified Against Dust and Water
Poway, CA – February 27th, 2013 – After receiving its FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validation for security, Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Key has now received an additional certification for Water and Dust Resistance, the IP57 certification. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is an international standard that tests electrical products against two main environmental factors, liquids and dust. The testing is done independently by a 3rd party and involves two separate tests. In order to receive the certification, the Aegis Secure Key was subjected to a dust chamber for 8 hours and submerged in a water tank at 1 meter for 30 minutes, after which the Secure Key was tested for functionality, and inspected for water and dust in its electronics.
“The FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation speaks volumes about protecting data in routine government, military, forensics, finance, and healthcare applications”, said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing. “However, protecting data often goes well beyond encryption. Combining the IP57 certification to the crush resistant aluminum case will broaden the applications for the Aegis Secure Key, and provide additional assurance that the data is protected and available when needed.”
- Jeff Sandstoe
Apricorn’s Aegis Bio 3.0 pairs solid performance with enhanced security features to create a nice, all-around external hard drive.
- Jon L. Jacobi
When properly implemented, as Apricorn has done with its Aegis Bio 1TB USB hard drive, biometric finger scanning is the quickest way to unlock secure storage.
Poway, CA – February 27th, 2013 – Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of secure encrypted USB drives for government, healthcare and business today announced its FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation for the Aegis Secure Key. The encrypted flash drive incorporates secure PIN authentication via an embedded keypad and 256-bit AES hardware encryption, providing 100% hardware based security solution. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is regarded as the benchmark in government data security; the rigorous testing procedures demonstrate the highest standard set for encryption algorithms and data protection implementation.
Poway, CA – February 6th, 2013 – Apricorn, a leader in data security products for business, today announced the Aegis Bio 3.0, an innovative ‘software free’ biometric USB 3.0 drive that safeguards data with secure fingerprint access and military grade 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The Aegis Bio is cross platform compatible with USB 3.0 performance. Its compact durable design with integrated USB cable is perfect for the office or taking sensitive data on the road. Available with either a hard drive or SSD the Aegis Bio’s 1TB model is priced at $249.
Poway, CA – October 24th, 2012 – Apricorn today announced the latest addition and now the fastest of its popular Velocity Solo Desktop SSD Upgrade line, the Velocity Solo X2. It’s the first PCIe 2.0 x2 lane card available that is capable of delivering speeds upwards of 550 MBs when used with a single super fast SATA III (6 Gb/s) 2.5” SSD.
- WIRED Magazine
The Aegis Padlock is fast and brawny -- its USB 3.0 data transfers are nearly 10 times quicker than USB 2.0, and the built-in AES encryption chip (choose between 128- and 256-bit protection) is coated in epoxy, which can't be compromised without damaging the circuitry beyond repair.
Though muscular, the 6.2-ounce Padlock is small enough to slip into your pocket, and it comes with an integrated USB cable you'll never lose. The keypad is large and easy to type on, and because it has both numbers and letters (just like a telephone), passcodes can be a string of digits or a phrase.
Clearly aimed at the corporate market, the Padlock is still a reasonable choice for individuals who want its lightning-quick performance and double-edged security. The drive comes formatted for Windows but will work with Mac and Linux systems as well with a reformat.