Griffiths, from Curtin's School of Information Systems, is working on the development of the trusted applications to be packaged with the Mini SDV. "The trusted application environment is an operating system and set of applications configured to work with the unique protections of the Mini SDV," he said. "The protection offered by the security features of the device allows establishment of a portable trusted environment using any available PC as a host."
Secure Systems managing director, Peter James, said the device had been designed to meet the high demand from security-conscious organisations for a secure device that could be issued to customers or home-based/mobile employees. "The device allows an organisation to implement home-based or mobile working without compromising organisational security or trading security for functionality," he said.
According to James, "One of the main innovative features of the device is its ability to protect a trusted application in a secure storage area whilst ensuring no sensitive data remains on the host PC."
The device is expected be available to purchase from March 2010. Griffiths has received an Australian Government "Enterprise Connect Researchers in Business" grant to assist with its development.
Gemalto introduced secure USB memory
Meanwhile, Gemalto has released a USB memory stick designed to hold data securely yet let the authorised user access that data on any machine. Called the "Protiva Smart Guardian", it is a smart card enabled USB drive that. According to Gemalto, "For the first time [enables] mobile workers and their organisations [to] have the highest level of security available today – fully encrypted data on the fly." It is claimed to be multiple operating systems and to operate without the need for drivers."
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