Their Story Chats At RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | Mike Vanoverbeke, SecureData

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Portable encryption has become central to our ability to transact business on a global stage. And with that, having data begin and remain in an encrypted state is becoming the norm, portable or not.

SecureData, with a long history in data recovery, computer forensics and file backup, has an entire product line dedicated to secure storage devices (SecureDrive). I sat down to a post-RSA chat with Mike Vanoverbeke, SecureData’s Director of Product Management, to talk about portable secure storage and how it fits in with today’s modern business.

We discuss:

  • SecureDrive’s achievement of FIPS 140-2 level 3 and how it differs from the more-easily achieved level 2 (hint – epoxy is involved).

  • How these devices are managed with polices that range from geofencing (location-restrictions) to timefencing (time restrictions).

  • How mobile devices are creatively used to perform device authentication, as well as ensure that the device is locked when the user walks away.

  • Ease of use, which is a reoccurring theme that ultimately removes some of the final barriers that have prevented widespread use of encryption, even in interesting industries like legal and entertainment.