Flash Memory : Overview Of Data Protection
For Flash Memory
7. Data Protection
Protection of the nonvolatile data in a flash device has always been an important consideration. Several Flash products feature dynamic hardware block-locking, so that critical code can be kept secure while non-locked blocks are programmed and erased. This locking scheme offers two levels of protection. The first allows software-only control of block locking (useful for frequently-changed data blocks), while the second requires hardware interaction before locking can be changed, protecting infrequently-changed code blocks. This locking capability is different by product family.
USB Data Security
An increased in usage of portable devices like laptops, tablets, mobiles, USB flash drives and other devices for a business, The sensitive data stored in USB flash drives by employee cwho use the devices to transport data outside the office are at risk. There are 3 ways to protect the data of USB flash Drive
1. Encrypt flash drive using password protection tools:
VeraCrypt: VeraCrypt is the successor of TrueCrypt. It comes as a portable app that runs directly from your flash drive. By using Veracrypt entire flash drive can be encrypted.
2. Software Encryption:
Additional software can be installed on external USB fdrive to prevent the loss of data or stolen.Installing software on company computers may help track and minimize risk by recording the interactions between any USB drive and the computer and storing them in a centralized database.
3. Hardware Encryption:
It is the fast forward way to protect the data and the entire device. Some manufactures offers drives which requires pin code that need to be entered on the physical device before accessing the drive. If you add a new content on later date will also be protected