[unisog] good/cheap usb drives with encryption

Mark Monroe markm196 at netscape.net
Thu Jul 10 21:25:48 GMT 2008


Actually these machines are not networked. We are mostly worried about 
students loosing the drives. We always have like 200 usb drives in lost 
and found every semester.

Mark

Peter Van Epp wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:09:46AM -0500, Mark Monroe wrote:
>   
>> Purchased and used by grad students. They will have data that really 
>> should not be seen by other people. They will be used on their personal 
>> systems and some shared systems.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>     
>
>     How is the security of the machines being insured? Encryption is good
> but it also isn't magic (a thing I have a lot of trouble with around here :-)
> "its secure, its encrypted" even though the machine that its decrypted on is
> totally insecure ...)
>     Malware on the machine that your secure USB key decrpyts the data on 
> exposes the data. Shared systems are especially scary when mentioned in 
> conjunction with secure data. 
>
> Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
> Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
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