SPYRUS Provides Comprehensive Array of Security Product Solutions to Meet the Needs of Global Travelers

High Assurance USB 3.0 Live Drives and NcryptNshare™ Products Permit Global Workers and Travelers to be Productive in Restrictive or Denied Environments

San Jose, CA – January 29, 2018 – SPYRUS, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of SPYRUS® security products in support of the global workforce and travelers. Recent regulations have prohibited the carryon of laptops on certain international flights. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Directive 3340-049 “Border Search of Electronic Devices Containing Information” and similar regulations in other countries permit officials to seize laptops and mobile computing devices for further analysis. A traveling worker may have the laptop or mobile device out of commission for days or even weeks while officials perform their requisite forensic analyses. Sensitive information including personal information covered by numerous international regulations may be subject to compromise.

“SPYRUS solutions allow any organization to immediately meet the recently implemented DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 deadline for Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting”, said Daniel E. Turissini, SPYRUS CTO. The SPYRUS hardware roots of trust security solutions offer data protection assurance and continuity of operation at a cost-effective price point that will address your organization’s global traveler workforce on assignment for U.S. Government projects.”

The SPYRUS Systems Engineering team can quickly recommend a high assurance security solution based on your specific needs and use cases that will ensure the protection of your organization’s sensitive program information and data securely:

  • With sizes from 32 GB to 1 TB, SPYRUS Windows To Go and the Linux2Go USB 3.0 live drives provide for booting directly from the Windows To Go device and bypassing the host machine, while safeguarding the operating environments necessary with today’s mobile workforce. The global traveler can carry their secure drive in their pocket and plug into any personal or local company computer confident that no information can be transmitted or lost through potential malware attacks.
  • Securely sharing information from remote locations is made easy and secure with the SPYRUS Rosetta® NcryptNshare™ (RES) products Integrated with the Microsoft suite of productivity tools, including Office 365, you and your workforce will not have to be concerned about any data sharing transmission. The SPYRUS RES tools securely wrap all data, only accessible to the destination device and/or individual, so that the cloud or other unsecured communication paths can be used with the highest levels of confidence.

Made in USA, the SPYRUS products include industry’s most extensive lineup of Windows To Go and Linux2Go bootable live drives, hardware encrypted PocketVault P-3X USB 3.0, and Rosetta® Trusted Flash® microSDHC data storage. Each hardware product includes an embedded Rosetta HSM with smartcard and PKI support. A Microsoft [NASDAQ: MSFT] Gold Partner, SPYRUS supports the widest selection of certified Windows To Go products to meet different customer requirements with capacities up to 1 TB. Additionally, the NcryptNshare secure sharing and storage applications combined with the SPYRUS Enterprise Management System™ (SEMS) provides enterprise management, auditability, and control of the entire family of SPYRUS security products. If used with the secure USB storage device, the PocketVault P-3X, SEMS can also track the meta data that is stored on the device, meaning you will always know what data was on the device if it was lost or stolen, an extremely important feature for audit compliance.”

Adding the SEMS device management system, either on premise or SEMSaaS cloud-based management system, provides endpoint security management for enterprises deploying SPYRUS devices. Enterprise administration and control includes a central register, block/unblock, password reset, revoke, set policies such as expiration and approved computer list, audit, and “kill” of the deployed SPYRUS devices. SEMS features Active Directory integration, integration of approved computer lists to only allow which specific computing devices SPYRUS devices can operate on, helping to protect against data leakage, and support for globally distributed domains and privileges.

Related Links
SPYRUS Windows To Go Drives: Windows To Go Overview Video
NcryptNshare applications: Rosetta NcryptNshare (RES) Video
Booting on a SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro: Booting WorkSafe Pro Video
DualBoot Options Pro: WTG DualBoot Video
SPYRUS Enterprise Management featuring SEMS Hardware Computer Policy: SEMS Approved Computer List Video
NIST SP 800-171: NIST SP800-171 Special Publication

About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS delivers innovative security solutions that offer the strongest protection for data in motion, data at rest and data at work. For over 20 years, SPYRUS has delivered leading hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products to government, financial, and health care enterprises. To prevent the insertion of untrusted components, patented Secured by SPYRUS security technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS has collaborated closely with Microsoft to deliver the first certified hardware encrypted portable platform for Windows 7, Windows 8, Window 8.1 and now Windows 10. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyrus.com for more information.
© 2018 SPYRUS, Inc, All rights reserved.
SPYRUS, the SPYRUS logo, Linux2Go, Rosetta, Rosetta Micro, SPYCOS, KeyWitness, Suite B On Board are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SPYRUS, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. All other company, organization, and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SPYRUS Media Contact:
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Madison Alexander PR, Inc.
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Be Prepared for the May 2018 EU General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) Deadline with Cost Effective SPYRUS Security Solutions

Common Criteria Certified EAL5+ Hardware Roots of Trust Provide Protection for Personal Data that Cannot be Disputed

San Jose, CA – January 23, 2018 – SPYRUS, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of SPYRUS® security solutions meeting the European Union’s Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) that must be in place by May 2018. The GDPR mandate includes substantial penalties (the greater of €10 million or 2% of global annual turnover), if an organization fails to provide a “reasonable” level of protection for personal data, regardless of intent. Global companies, with headquarters outside the EU, remain subject to GDPR penalties for their EU based subsidiaries.

Organizations cannot leave the term “reasonable” up to an evaluator's post event discretion. Legal fees to prove reasonable effort can be as costly as the GDPR penalties themselves. High assurance transparent encryption solutions offered by SPYRUS provide a sound underpinning to meet GDPR, particularly Article 25 covering “data protection by design and by default”. The SPYRUS hardware roots of trust, its Rosetta Hardware Security Module (HSM) enabled security products, are the only solutions where reasonability cannot be challenged:

  • Fully certified at FIPS 140-2 Level 3, with tamper-evident physical security mechanisms, the Rosetta HSM prevents an intruder from gaining access to the keys that protect personal data. Physical security mechanisms include high probability of detecting and responding to attempts at physical tampering, use or modification of the cryptographic module that include strong enclosures and tamper-detection/ response circuitry that cause the keys to be useless if attacked.
  • The Rosetta HSM is built on a core chip with a Common Criteria Evaluation of EAL5+ that ensures maximum security engineering “data protection by design and by default” based upon certified, rigorous engineering and manufacturing techniques.
  • The Rosetta HSM offers the strongest protection of an individual’s identity credentials used to access personal data that ensures, at the highest level of assurance and confidence, that the credential has not been altered or replicated.
  • The SPYRUS devices, protected by the Rosetta HSMs, are fully encrypted with keys and military grade algorithms, both hardware protected, that have been used for up to classified data protection as a standard commercial product.

“At a cost significantly less than arguing reasonability and paying GDPR fines, the SPYRUS hardware roots of trust security solutions offer data protection assurance that similarly priced software solutions are UNABLE to achieve”, said Daniel E. Turissini, SPYRUS CTO. “The only way to protect against the ambiguity of "reasonable" is to protect your customer's and your brand beyond reasonable. With over 25 years of experience in the Information Assurance/ Cyber Security space I have found no other cost-effective solution that meet the rigor or offer the confidence that the SPYRUS hardware roots of trust solutions do.”

Each component in the solution can be managed with enterprise driven policy that enforce data protection controls, removing the ability for users and administrators to 'work-around' data protection security controls, maliciously or in error:

  • The SPYRUS family of bootable live drives, hardware encrypted devices, and Trusted Flash® ensure, at the highest levels, protection of data at rest;
  • The SPYRUS embedded Rosetta HSM with smartcard and PKI support ensures, at the highest levels of protection, that only authorized users and/ or devices obtain data access and protect data in motion;
  • The SPYRUS NcryptNshare secure sharing and storage applications leverage the SPYRUS hardware root of trust to ensure, at the highest levels of protection, that data sharing is only allowed between authorized personnel on authorized devices; and,
  • The SPYRUS Enterprise Management System™ (SEMS) provides on premise or SEMSaaS hosted enterprise management, auditability, accountability and control of the entire family of SPYRUS security solutions, electronically enforcing enterprise controls.

The SPYRUS Cyber Security Systems Engineering team’s rich experience in data protection initiatives similar to GDPR is ready to assist your enterprise with architecting and implementing “data protection by design and by default” that will eliminate your enterprise’s exposure to data breaches and the consequences.

“All of the SPYRUS security solutions are readily available through our global distribution partners (www.spyrus.com/resellers/)”, said Tom Dickens, SPYRUS COO. “SPYRUS products are quickly integrated into Microsoft Windows and Linux environments, eliminating the need to struggle with complex software-based solutions that are susceptible to user work-arounds or disablement. The SPYRUS certified Hardware Roots of Trust save costly recurring compliance cycles and provide auditable, cost-effective enterprise control of BYOD deployments.”

Related Links
SPYRUS Windows to Go Drives: http://www.spyrus.com/windows-to-go-live-drives/
NcryptNshare applications: http://www.spyrus.com/ncryptnshare/
Booting on a SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro: https://youtu.be/fEfSvmvTvNk
DualBoot Options Pro: https://youtu.be/K2EEo82lLNE
SPYRUS Enterprise Management featuring SEMS Hardware Policy: https://youtu.be/_Ia4E5L3sO0
NIST SP 800-171: See: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-171.pdf

About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS delivers innovative security solutions that offer the strongest protection for data in motion, data at rest and data at work. For over 20 years, SPYRUS has delivered leading hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products to government, financial, and health care enterprises. To prevent the insertion of untrusted components, patented Secured by SPYRUS security technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS has collaborated closely with Microsoft to deliver the first certified hardware encrypted portable platform for Windows 7, Windows 8, Window 8.1 and now Windows 10. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyrus.com for more information.
© 2018 SPYRUS, Inc., All rights reserved.
SPYRUS, the SPYRUS logo, Linux2Go, Rosetta, Rosetta Micro, SPYCOS, KeyWitness, Suite B On Board are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SPYRUS, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. All other company, organization, and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SPYRUS Media Contact:
Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR, Inc.
(714) 832-8716
(949) 231-2965 (cell phone)
dchm@madisonalexanderpr.com