SPYRUS Donates Secure Pocket Drives to Florida Tech Global Leadership Forum in Emergency Management

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s Global Center for Preparedness and Resilience (GCPR) has received a contribution of SPYRUS Secure Pocket Drives valued at approximately $9,000. SPYRUS is a winner of the Government Security News 2010 Homeland Security awards. The award to SPYRUS was for Best Endpoint Security Solution.

A Secure Pocket Drive will be presented to each distinguished speaker at the Global Leadership Forum in Emergency Management on Dec. 9 in Leesburg, Va. Ron LaPedis, a master business continuity professional and director of product management and marketing at SPYRUS, will speak at the forum at 3 p.m. He will discuss the use of secure mobile computing solutions for continuity of operations in the “collaborative response and recovery” presentation and panel discussion.
“We are very pleased to share this contribution of technology from SPYRUS at the forum,” said Clifford Bragdon, forum series chairman and vice president of the Office of Strategic Initiatives at Florida Tech.

Registration for the Global Leadership Forum, to be held at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., is open until Dec. 6. To register, visit: http://www.fit.edu/glf/

The GCPR integrates the preparation for and response to natural and man-made disasters to promote sustainable and resilient communities globally, including infrastructure. The concept of global resilience addresses the four inter-related elements of safety, security, sustainability and health to ensure the stability of our planet.

Founded in 1992, SPYRUS Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products. The company’s focus is on government, financial, and health care enterprises, which are regulated by legislation such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Sarbanes-Oxley Act to implement strong data security protection.

About SPYRUS Secure Pocket Drives
SPYRUS designed Secure Pocket Drive from the ground up with strong, independently tested hardware, U.S. government-approved next-generation cryptographic algorithms, and extensive self-checking. Secure Pocket Drive is a patented, self-contained, bootable Windows Embedded Standard operating environment on a pocket-sized encrypting device. When booted on a host computer, Secure Pocket Drive disconnects the internal hard drive and all other storage. Personal information and software are completely isolated from corporate information and software, preventing accidental or intentional data leakage. Similarly, an infected host computer cannot infect Secure Pocket Drive.

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