Meets data-at-rest regulations for financial service organisations and government agencies
Kingston Digital has unveiled the DataTraveler 6000 (DT6000) USB Flash drive, which the company says protects sensitive data with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 Validation and 100% encryption.
The new secure USB Flash drive meets data-at-rest regulations for financial service organisations and government agencies that need the strongest data protection in mobile storage devices.
The Kingston DT6000 utilises patented Secured by Spyrus technology which supports 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode.
The DT6000 uses military-grade elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), which is recommended by the US National Security Agency (NSA) as part of its Suite B set of cryptographic algorithms.
Kingston Secure USB business manager John Terpening said using non-secure USB drives makes organisations vulnerable to data loss and breaches that can affect the company’s credibility with its employees, customers and partners.
"The DT6000 is the most secure USB Flash drive available and will meet the most stringent corporate or government requirements," Terpening said.
The USB Flash drive offers elliptic curve cryptography; secure channel communication; and features digitally signed firmware updates using Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA P-384.
DT6000 can operate with AutoRun disabled and enforces tamper-free AutoRun files. After 10 intrusion attempts, drive locks down and encryption key is destroyed, the company said.