There’s a lot of online threats when using a computer system, especially one that’s connected to the Internet – as most of our computers are. When travelling to other countries, the threat is even higher with corporate and government sponsored espionage. One of the ways you can be VERY secure is by booting the computer with a bootable USB drive. Doing so completely by-passes the computer’s operating system.
Cryptzone, European IT Threat mitigation specialists, announced the release of AppGate MOVE (My Own Virtual Environment), a USB flash drive that provides a portable and robust way to access information and applications securely from virtually any computer. As the secure bootable USB works independently of the host device’s operating system, the risk from malware infection is eradicated.
Jamie Bodley-Scott, Account Director for Systems Integratorsat Cryptzone says “With more organisations offering occasional home working, MOVE is a perfect low-cost option, providing trustedaccess to corporate information from anuntrusted computer at home or in a public space. MOVE allows people to work securely because the configuration of the PC is irrelevant and untouched.Thisis important from a security policy viewpoint.”
Cryptzone is not the only maker of bootable USB drives – in fact your IT person can make one for you or you can search for how to do this online.
It’s probably a pain to boot up with a USB drive on your personal computer – but if you travel and you’re working with secure documents a bootable drive will make you more secure. Want an extra layer of secure? Use a mobile broadband card for your OWN internet connectivity.