One of the things that I really don’t take for granted when I bring my laptop around everywhere I go is security. Aside from physical security (you know, never taking the laptop out in scary areas, never letting the bag out of my sight, bringing a Kensington lock), you can never be too careful about software as well.
Now, if you don’t like carrying around a full computer, but you like to keep your data with you all of the time, you might want to consider the IronClad. Created by Lockheed Martin – yes, the guys who created the F-22 Raptor fighter jet – the IronClad is basically an entire operating system embedded on an 8GB USB drive. So all you need to do is to plug it into your workstation, boot up from your USB drive, and work.
IronClad shrinks your laptop hard drive to a three-inch flash drive, portable and small enough to fit in your pocket or attach to your keychain.
Plug IronClad into virtually any laptop or PC, and it turns into your own computer.
IronClad will bypass the computer’s hard drive and run directly off the flash drive – from your operating system to your everyday applications.
This gives you the convenience of your home desktop, either stand alone or networked, with no risk of your sensitive data ever touching the hard drive of the computer you’re using, leaving no trace that you were there.
IronClad is secure enough to use at computer kiosks, shared laptops, or public workstations.
Personally, I’d like to use this instead of lugging around a laptop. What do you think?