If you’re the type that carries around with you sensitive information, there’s a Kickstarter project that you might be interested in checking out. It’s called the Crypteks USB drive and it will combine not just digital encryption, but provides a physical lock for your USB drive as well, thus providing two layers of security that a would-be thief has to bypass before they get their hands on your data.
The physical lock is reminiscent of the lock that was portrayed in the Da Vinci Code movie as you can see in the photo above. It is a sealed anodized aluminum cylinder that holds five rings that contain all letters of the alphabet. You will need to enter your password in order to unlock it, after which you can then remove the USB drive from its shell.
As far as the USB encryption is concerned, your data is secured by a 256-bit AES hardware encryption that is a standard currently employed by the US government. Unfortunately security at this level does not come cheap and the 8GB model will set you back $130 and the 16GB at $160. The good news is that this Kickstarter project has met its funding goal which means that the device will actually be made into a reality.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Crypteks USB and how it works or if you’d like to donate to order it for yourself, head on down to their Kickstarter page for more information.