Secustick gives false sense of security

As of late, several organizations including civil services and the ministry of defense, have been embarrassed by the revelation of secrets because of lost memory sticks. The security of these information carriers has since become a hot issue. The Secustick promises to be the ultimate solution. The most common technique to protect data is encryption, […]

As of late, several organizations including civil services and the ministry of defense, have been embarrassed by the revelation of secrets because of lost memory sticks. The security of these information carriers has since become a hot issue. The Secustick promises to be the ultimate solution.

The most common technique to protect data is encryption, but Sipal International has come up with a different solution that brings to mind the Mission Impossible movies: a memory stick that will self-destruct after an incorrect password has been entered more than a set number of times. The stick was commissioned by the French government and - according to the company's press release - the result is revolutionary, ultra safe and approved by the French intelligence service. Beside the French government, the stick is reportedly also used in the defense and banking industries, with Dassault and Crédit Agricole believed to be among its users.

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