Security’s the same, simply what we do with it has changed

Security is a subject that has been around in some form or another since humanity realised we could disadvantage others. It’s come a long way from physical security to security that now rests in ‘cyber’. The change that almost everyone has adopted with open arms in one form or another. This change doesn’t mark the end however. People and organisations are still learning how Computer Security should function within our world as a whole. New laws, regulations and best practices are how this is coming into fruition.

Last June I spoke to John Michael, the CEO of IStorage. The conversation focused on how encryption is important for modern day business. This importance is not only down to bolstering data security but also due to new laws being released in the UK and EU. The big one here is GDPR a regulation that is similar in many manners to the DPA in the UK. The main section of GDPR that enforces this is as follows:

“[Data should be] processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

Laws like GDPR mean that organisations need to have security in mind. This being down to not only bolstering the security of their customers but also to mitigate the penalties if such data is compromised.

There is no one stop answer for security, as with everything it takes time to get it right. When it comes to encryption there are a myriad of possibilities out there for securing private and personal data. The IStorage range is a good example of how security tools can be implemented to this extent.

“Secure USBs, like the datAshur® PRO, do a great job at finding the middle ground on the security v.s convenience debate.” Last month the team at Hacking Insider were sent one of the most recent products from IStorage, the datAshur® PRO. USB security tools, like the datAshur® PRO, are pin activate encrypted flash drives. Such flash drives commonly feature military grade XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

The datAshur® PRO requires no software or drivers and is compatible with most modern operating systems. Like most secure USB devices the datAshur® PRO can take some time getting use to and may require a catch up of the instructions from time to time. All things considered secure USBs, like the datAshur® PRO, do a great job at finding the middle ground on the security v.s convenience debate.

datAshur® PRO Feature Snapshot
USB 3.0 – Read/Write Speeds – up to 116/43 Mbps FIPS 140-2 Level3 validated
Real time military grade XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption with SHA-256 hashing
 Capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB

As well as the datAshur® PRO IStorage also offer a whole range of other security related storage devices, including: Desktop Hard Drives, Portable Hard Drives and different versions of their secure USBs. You can find out more about the range at

James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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