Storage devices are not just restricted to only USB drives but it covers all the other options that perform similar tasks. For example, external hard drives, flash disks and USB drives all lie in the same category but USB drive standout due to its portability and ease of use. However, these drives re losing their true potential of market share due to the threats involved in this process. One out of every third user has reported similar cases of data thefts that occurred from one or more loopholes. Hence, regardless of your data’s nature being confidential or not, you must password protect your drives at all costs.
How to Lock,Protect and Secure Portable Storage Devices
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit consumer organization, displays data breach types from over 8 broad information storage and management categories, and narrows down these types to include individual systems.
One of the data breach type categories is the Portable Device (PORT) type. This category specifies data breaches resulting from lost, discarded or stolen laptops, PDAs, Smartphones, portable memory devices, CDs, hard drives, data tapes, etc.
The PRC recorded more than 3.1 million data breaches so far in in the U.S alone. These records come from data gathered from only 58 data breach incidents that were reported publicly. Many more just go unreported for various reasons.
This kind of data reflects the importance of securing your portable drives. Furthermore, the survey proved that people have a tendency of keeping important data in portable devices than in the PC itself, because that is where they keep all the information that keeps getting updated more frequently, as it’s always available and takes up very little space.
USB Secure helps you to password protect and Secure Portable Storage Devices, including USB drives so that no one can access your data even if they are lost or stolen. Your data will always remain protected if you use USB Secure.
Memory cards, memory sticks, thumb drives, pen drives, jump drives and other small storage devices are inexpensive, easily available, easy to use but also very easy to lose or misplace presenting a serious problem of data breach. Flash drives, memory cards and other storage devices containing sensitive data misplaced in restaurants, airport lounge or elsewhere put a company or a person in danger.
USB Secure lets you password protect and Secure Portable Storage Devices, and ensures complete peace of mind while securing your portable data with the strongest password protection system.
To lock or password protect and secure portable storage devices with USB Secure, follow these simple and easy-to-follow steps:
- Plug in any of your portable storage devices that you want to password protect with USB Secure. Run the Setup program to install USB Secure on your computer. Once installed, run the application directly.
- Please note that if the program is already installed to secure your portable storage devices, then plugging it in your PC will prompt an Autoplay window requesting you to choose any of the two options given:
- Open USB-Drive
- Protect This USB Drive
- To immediately protect and secure your portable storage device, click on the ‘Protect This USB Drive’ option. Once you have made your selection, set and confirm a password for the portable storage device. Once you have entered the required password details, click on ‘Ok’ and the password protected mechanism will immediately apply to secure your portable storage devices.
Benefits of USB Drives:
USB drives are small, portable, convenient and easy to use
USB drives can be transported to any location along with yourself
USB drives have multiple ranges of data storage gigabytes
USB drives easily attracts threats like malwares and spywares
If you insert in a public PC once, the chance of getting your drive infected are large