Crossing a country border with a laptop computer nowadays can be fraught with danger, just ask people who have had their computers taken from them on some excuse or another. And that’s not just in 3rd world countries either. So what can you do if you’re worried about protecting your sensitive data while traveling around on your business?
Well one solution is to install one of these SecureDrives SDSR products. These drives come with onboard GSM functionality which means that if you’re ever in a situation where your private data may be compromised (e.g. you’re standing in front of a very aggressive border guard, or you’ve left your computer behind in a desert taxi) then you can simply send the drive an SMS message from any phone in the world with the right keyword and it will physically trash the drive instantly. The drive has the GSM tech embedded on the chipset and it features tri-band international roaming as well.
These drives also have other security measures built in, so if anyone tries to open the drive case, disconnect it, run down the battery or it doesn’t ‘check in’ to a mobile phone within a set amount of time, the drive will also self-destruct. Perfect for those careless MI5 people who keep leaving their laptop computers on the bus after work.
Apparently the physical destruction that goes on is definitely enough to stop people rebuilding your data (we assume a large tube of Super Glue is not effective in these cases) and because the drives are all self-encrypting, even if the fail-safes…er…fail…it’s likely that most agencies won’t be able to get at your data anyway without some serious NSA assistance.