Hard Disk Encryption
For sensitive information stored on a hard disk, TrueCrypt offers some of the best protection available. Your information is
encrypted by your machine, using a password or passphrase that you choose. You can configure TrueCrypt to
store your information on a cloud-synchronized drive for good disaster recovery and backup. CyberKey builds on TrueCrypt capabilities, making it
simple enough to use every time, and provides a good method for automating the use of long random encryption keys, and
dealing with forgotten passwords.
When sensitive information is stored directly in the cloud, with or without the two-factor authentication offered by Google and Dropbox,
your information is vulnerable to theft by rogue employees, thieves and hackers who penetrate the cloud's access control system, and governments
that sieze data.
USB Flash Drive
There are several interesting alternatives for storing sensitive data on a USB flash drive. However, this approach is vulnerable to data
loss when the key is lost, and because the key contains the sensitive data - typically protected by a memorable password - the data can
likely be accessed by a determined thief. Thinking about a BioMetric Flash Drive? It's very difficult to build a flash drive that reliably
destroys its data when tampered with. BioMetric drives are great for preventing simple efforts at copying data, but protection from
a determined thief is better accomplished using long, random encryption keys.
CyberKey software automates the use of multifactor encryption keys, and provides a simple way to deal with forgotten PINs and lost
Keys. The proven, open source encryption it enables through TrueCrypt is strong enough to allow safe storage of sensitive data
in the cloud.