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How to Prevent a Security Breach

Security breaches can be a big problem: for your customers, for your investors, for your business. And as more and more business is done digitally (and more and more information shared via mobile and cloud-based devices), there is more risk for a security breach.

Preventing a security breach is best accomplished with a variety of tactics, and here are four of the top ways to protect your organization.

1. Secure Your Drives & Storage Devices

Using unsecured devices is one of the fastest ways to put your data at risk. Ensuring that your organization’s most sensitive information is always stored and shared via secured storage devices prevents data leaks, breaches, and thefts. Prioritize devices that have military-grade encryption and that can be managed remotely to put your mind at ease.

2. Set The Rules

Most organizations have requirements for creating (and regularly changing) strong passwords—but you can take it further. Creating file-type limits, geographic restrictions, automatic antivirus protection, and more are all possible with managed devices. These requirements and restrictions mean that you have complete control of who accesses what . . . and where.

3. Train Your Personnel

It’s true what they say: we don’t know what we don’t know. And since there has never been just one right way to handle data and transfer information, teams often have many different ideas of what constitutes best practices. Communicate your organization’s standards for storing and sharing data early and often.

4. Audit Your Data

While it’s important to set up your information processes correctly in the beginning, it’s even more important to continuously review and assess your data and usage. Regular audits can help you monitor what devices are being used, where devices are being used, and what files are being saved to or deleted from your managed devices.

Need some help securing your data or interested in central management for your devices? DataLocker is the leading provider of innovative military-grade 256-bit encryption. Give us a call or request an evaluation today!

Drive Security

The ability to safely transport and store data, in most organizations, is just as important as the data itself. But many agencies, companies, and other establishments simply do not put as much thought into their drive security as they do into the information they are storing there—and that’s a mistake. Securing your drives is critical to ensuring all of your most vital data is properly protected no matter what it is or where it goes.

And though keeping your drives secure is of vital importance, it doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, DataLocker can actually make it easy.

Why drive security is essential

Data breaches, leaks, and disruptions are a regular part of the news cycle these days. But just because they are common doesn’t make them any less painful. And they don’t just cause public relations problems—including both embarrassment and a loss of trust with clients, customers, or public—because a data incident can put more than your image at risk.

Your most valuable data can be hacked, copied, stolen, deleted, or otherwise disrupted, leaving military planning, patient data, financial transactions, government plans, and more vulnerable and accessible to unauthorized parties. In some cases, these incidents are caused by individuals or groups who are deliberately seeking to hack the system for personal gain or malicious purposes. But sometimes security breaches happen simply because of forgetfulness, laziness, or oversight. Data security is subject to human error too.

And that is why keeping the drives where you store and transfer that data secure prevents loss, theft, or disruption. Maintaining your drives with encryption and other security measures means you and your leadership team can rest easy knowing that your organization’s info is safe.

How drive security works

Do not rely on a simple password, which can be guessed or hacked, or on physical locks and protection, which can be broken or breached. Data encryption scrambles your organization’s information right at the source, encoding your information and making it unreadable to any unauthorized users who receive it.

Only authorized users can access the information by using a password or encryption key, which allows them to encrypt the data that has been stored on your hard drive, remote storage, or other information storage platform. This gives you and your leadership team the control to decide when data can be retrieved, where it can be retrieved, and who can retrieve it.

DataLocker uses 256-bit encryption standards, which is why DataLocker’s encryption technology is used by government and military agencies, legal institutions, the healthcare industry, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. These organizations expect a high level of data security and our products deliver it.

We use military-grade security standards to build innovative products that serve our clients’ hardware, software, and management needs—allowing them to store, share, and secure all of their most important information. As a matter of fact, DataLocker owns more than a dozen patents for the data encryption technology we use. We also recognize that technology is changing and improving almost constantly, so we strive to remain on the cutting edge of industry best practices with nearly a dozen patent applications currently awaiting approval. DataLocker stays on top of advances in encryption to bring our customers the best security solutions of the day.

Secure drive options

And how does that technology work for you exactly? DataLocker offers a portfolio of innovative products that leverage our state-of-the-art encryption. Our encrypted hard drives and encrypted virtual drives provide the storage space you need no matter the size of your organization. And when you need to be able to safely and securely transfer your data, our encrypted USB and flash drives and encrypted external hard drives provide a secure solution for removable media storage.

Whether you are looking for the super speed of a USB 3.0 interface, solid state drive (SSD) options, FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification, or other features, our line of secure and encrypted drives are designed to meet diverse needs for our clients. We also want to make it possible to easily and securely manage your encrypted drives from anywhere in the world—which is exactly what our central management solutions and its easy-to-use interface can do.

Each of these products can help you and your business secure customer data, patient histories, business plans, financial transactions, employee information, sensitive communication, and more. Securing your drives is critical and that is why our secure drives are used by some of the largest and most security-minded agencies and organizations in the world.

Drive security best practices

Like any data usage processes, there are plenty of best practices to keep in mind to maintain security. Fortunately, DataLocker makes it easy to keep you and your team in compliance without a whole bunch of extra training or added complications.

Encryption means you don’t have to worry about weak or outdated passwords. Our USB drives, flash drives, hard drives, and external drives are all built so you don’t have to install or configure any software. Not to mention, we include the option to automatically scan your data for viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other malware threats right from your drives—even automatically removing any viruses found and sending reporting on the virus incident to your central management console. It is features like these that keep your data safe without you having to lift a finger.

DataLocker offers best-in-class data security solutions for companies and organizations large and small. We are dedicated to protecting your data from breaches, leaks, and mistakes by securing your drives with encryption services.

Do not leave your organization open to exposure or a public relations nightmare. Make securing your drives a priority. Ready to learn how DataLocker can support your organization through simply secure data encryption? Contact sales@datalocker.com to request a sample or click here to request an evaluation!

Military and Secure Data

There are few organizations that require higher security measures for their data than those in the military sector. From small agencies and mobile teams to larger bases and headquarters, maintaining secure data is an important component of successful operations.

Here are three areas where data security for the military is most critical.

Personnel

Those who participate in military operations and processes—including those in the private sector who work on government contracts or other military-related projects—are subject to thorough background checks, security clearances, and continued reporting. And all of those precautions can be put at risk in the case of a data breach or security violation.

Using military-grade data security for military personnel can keep your team and your work safe from security incidents or compromised data no matter where they are.

Weapons

Keeping weapons and armaments secure is truly a matter of life and death, and that goes for the manuals, plans, blueprints, objectives, and other data associated with them as well. As the world continues to decrease our reliance on paper and hard copies of such information, keeping that data stored electronically can leave it vulnerable to hacks and disruptions.

By implementing fully encrypted and secure solutions for weapons-related information, you can protect your most sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.

Surveillance

Successful surveillance operations rely on being uncompromised—and often on being undetected. Whether monitoring secure locations, keeping tabs on potentially dangerous situations, or providing a means of investigation, obtaining and securing surveillance data includes protecting it from disruptions or thefts. But as such data is both procured and transmitted, there may be weaknesses that can put it at risk.

Secured transfer and storage solutions using military-grade data encryption allow you to maintain surveillance initiatives without vulnerability to attack.

DataLocker’s suite of solutions are designed to provide data security for the military without the hassles of installation, configuration, or added security training for your team. In addition, our products are compliant with TAA (Trade Agreements Act), as well as with directives from HIPAA, SOX, DHS, NRC, GLB, and more.

Learn more about DataLocker’s data encryption solutions for government and military agencies or request an evaluation today.

Data Encryption

You may have been urged to find encryption services to help protect your organization’s data—but if you are a leader who is unfamiliar with information technology best practices or the technical side of managing data, the phrase “data encryption” might feel like techno jargon or simply like a vague concept without a concrete solution.

But the fact is, data encryption is critical to assuring your leadership team, your customers, your investors, and other valued stakeholders that you prioritize security and that your organization has taken steps aligned with industry best practices to prevent a data breach, leak, or error situation.

At DataLocker, data encryption is not just what we focus on, but what we excel in. And we have made it our mission to provide data encryption solutions that are easy to use and cost-effective (without forgoing military-grade security) to enterprises around the world.

What is data encryption?

Data encryption helps ensure that your information is protected and secured if it falls into the wrong hands—whether intentionally or unintentionally. By encoding your data through encryption, you make it unreadable to any unauthorized users who receive it.

Only authorized users can decrypt the data by using a password or encryption key, which gives them access to the data that has been stored on your hard drive, remote storage, or other information storage platform. This gives you and your leadership team the control to decide when data can be retrieved, where it can be retrieved, and who can retrieve it.

Instead of relying on a simple password, which can be guessed or hacked, or on physical locks and protection, data encryption scrambles your organization’s information, making it strictly inaccessible without the right verification key. Data encryption is the gold standard for protecting your most valuable and most sensitive data.

Why is data encryption important?

Gone are the days when you can store your valuable information under lock and key. In an era of big data, mass storage, and an increasingly remote workforce, data encryption is essential to ensure that only those who are supposed to have access to your information can read, edit, or transfer it.

And particularly in cases where your full staff or team does not have extensive information technology training (which is the case for many organizations), it can be difficult or even impossible to rely on each person taking the initiative and responsibility to properly secure all drives and devices. Plus, no matter how well trained or well intentioned, human error is a fact of life and even a small slip up can quickly put your data—and your organization—at risk.

Data encryption ensures that no matter how or where you have information collected and stored, it is protected from loss, damage, or misuse.

What is the technology behind data encryption?

DataLocker uses military-grade 256-bit encryption standards, which means that there are 1.1579 × 1077 possible keys to decrypt the stored information. How secure is that? The odds of guessing that key are like getting your March Madness bracket completely perfect . . . four times in a row. That is why DataLocker’s encryption technology is used by government and military agencies, legal institutions, the healthcare industry, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.

We use those security standards to build innovative products that serve our clients’ hardware, software, and management needs—allowing them to store, share, and secure all of their most important information. As a matter of fact, DataLocker owns more than a dozen patents for the technology we use. And because technology is changing and improving almost constantly, DataLocker stays on the cutting edge of industry best practices and advances in encryption to bring our customers the best solutions of the day.

How can data encryption be used?

DataLocker offers a wide portfolio of innovative products to leverage our data encryption technology. Combining state-of-the-art security with ease of use for our clients and their teams, our encrypted hard drives and encrypted virtual drives provide the storage space you need. And when you need to be able to safely and securely transfer data, our encrypted USB and flash drives and encrypted optical media (including both CDs and DVDs) provide a secure solution for removable media storage. We also want to make it possible to easily and securely manage your encrypted drives from anywhere in the world. With our central management solution and its easy-to-use interface, you can do just that.

These products can help you and your organization secure customer data, patient histories, business plans, financial transactions, employee information, sensitive communication, and more. Data encryption stores your data securely until the right parties are ready to access it at the right time.

How can DataLocker help?

The level of security that DataLocker provides for your data is not reflective of the level of expertise you need to use it. Our motto is Simply Secure because we believe in bringing encryption solutions that can help protect your organization’s data against both targeted attacks and the inherent risks of human error. There is no need to rely on intensive training and complicated processes and procedures when you can rely on DataLocker’s data encryption instead.

We are the leader in the data encryption industry, offering best-in-class data security solutions for organizations large and small who are dedicated to protecting their data from breaches, leaks, and mistakes.

Do not leave your organization open to exposure or a public relations nightmare. Make data encryption services a priority. Ready to learn how DataLocker can support your organization through simply secure data encryption? Contact sales@datalocker.com to request a sample or click here to request an evaluation!

Welcome to our blog!

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Welcome to our new DataLocker blog.  We hope you’ll find it to be informative, useful and even a bit fun-  and that you’ll check back often and see what we’re up to.  You’ll find the latest from our teams all over the globe.  We’ll share timely industry updates, product information and the latest on data security solutions. We love to stay involved and engaged with the communities in which we live, work and play; so we’ll let you know what we’re out and about doing. CTO David Kim, CFO/COO Michael Yim or any of our team members might chime in with their thoughts on the latest DataLocker or industry news as well.

If you’re new to our website or new to DataLocker, hello. Here’s what we’re all about: Innovation. Innovation is the cornerstone of our data security solutions. And innovation drives solid results.  Our work encompasses:

Encrypted Storage – this includes encrypted hard drives, encrypted USB flash drives, encrypted media and cloud encryption gateway.

Central Management – IronKey EMS and SafeConsole, both available as a Cloud or On-Prem solution, to quickly and easily establish a secure storage command center for administering and policing all your encrypted endpoints.

Solutions – Customers from many sectors trust us to protect their sensitive data. Our customers include military and government, finance, energy, legal and healthcare sectors.

Get to know us!  We hope you’ll follow our blog and check back often.  Feel free to contact us– we’d love to hear from you.

-Jay Kim, CEO

Jay Kim is the founder and CEO of DataLocker, a leading provider of data security solutions. Since founding the company in 2007, Jay has led DataLocker to be among the most recognized providers of data encryption systems. With customers in over 30 countries, DataLocker devices are trusted to secure sensitive information for customers such as the US Air Force, Federal Reserve Bank, NASA, Lloyds Bank and the US State Department.