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“Disklabs Faraday Bags: Safeguarding Digital Data in an Age of Privacy Concerns”
In an era where data privacy and cybersecurity have taken center stage in the digital world, Disklabs Ltd, a pioneering force in digital forensic services, continues to provide cutting-edge solutions to protect sensitive information. Among their arsenal of tools, Disklabs Faraday Bags have emerged as a vital component in safeguarding digital data against emerging threats, making headlines amid increasing concerns about privacy breaches and electronic eavesdropping.
A Shield Against Emerging Threats
Disklabs Faraday Bags are specialized pouches designed to block all incoming and outgoing signals to electronic devices placed inside them. These bags are constructed using advanced materials that create a Faraday cage, a shield against electromagnetic radiation. This means that when a device is placed inside a Disklabs Faraday Bag, it is effectively isolated from the outside world, preventing unauthorized access, data theft, and tampering.
A Response to a Growing Need
The emergence of Disklabs Faraday Bags in the spotlight coincides with a surge in privacy concerns and cybersecurity threats. With the rapid digitalization of our lives, the amount of personal and sensitive data stored on electronic devices has grown exponentially. From smartphones and tablets to key fobs and laptops, these devices are treasure troves of information that cybercriminals are keen to exploit.
Recent high-profile data breaches and the proliferation of electronic surveillance techniques have heightened these concerns. Individuals, corporations, and government agencies alike are searching for ways to protect their digital assets and sensitive information.
Versatility and Applications
Disklabs Faraday Bags come in various sizes and formats, catering to a wide range of electronic devices. This versatility makes them indispensable for a multitude of industries and applications:
Addressing Emerging Threats
Disklabs Faraday Bags have proven their worth in mitigating emerging threats such as electronic eavesdropping and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) skimming. RFID skimming involves the unauthorized scanning of RFID-enabled cards (e.g., credit cards and passports) to steal sensitive data. By placing such cards inside a Faraday Bag, individuals can ensure their protection from this type of theft.
As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for innovative solutions like Disklabs Faraday Bags will only continue to grow. The news of their effectiveness in safeguarding digital data serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle for privacy and cybersecurity in an increasingly digital age.
Disklabs Ltd’s commitment to staying at the forefront of digital security technology ensures that their Faraday Bags will remain a critical tool in the fight against emerging threats. In an era where data is often considered the new gold, these bags offer a valuable layer of defense against those who seek to exploit it.
In conclusion, the emergence of Disklabs Faraday Bags into the limelight reflects the pressing need for advanced privacy and security measures in today’s digital landscape. With cybersecurity threats on the rise and privacy breaches making headlines, these innovative solutions play a pivotal role in safeguarding digital data and ensuring the protection of sensitive information in an increasingly interconnected world.
With the advent of technology wireless being used for your home internet, your car key and even the door to your house, we are more “remotely” connected than ever before.
Although usually a testament of scientific knowledge as with most things, there is always a risk and in the case of the modern day, it is from remote hacking, RFID card cloning and other technological cybersecurity risks.
Faraday Bags, named after the inventor of the Faraday cage block RF signals from both being sent and received to an electronic device such as a mobile phone, car key or laptop. A leading supplier is FaradayBag.com and they come in a range of sizes to shield different devices and can stop a cyber-attacks to your important digital device.
Devices like smartphones connect to phone networks via wireless signals but also have other wireless connection capabilities as Bluetooth or wireless Wi-Fi networks such as the 802.11b/g/n standard. Even with the standard security features on a smart device, they can still be susceptible to being an attack from an outside source to alter, delete or even add evidence to the phone or another device.
Faraday Bags much like the Faraday cage is an enclosed, sealed unit which prevents signals from being sent and received thanks to the material the bag is made from. This is important in cases of seized devices where the data contained in it is used as evidence in court as the faraday bag will ensure this has not been tampered with.
Faraday bags can be made up of a wide range of materials but the most common are multiple layers of various metallic layers. For example, you can find copper, aluminium and static dissipative polyethene.
A sleeve is thought to be the most practical solution but many of the materials that the team tested at Fardaybag.com tested offered inconsistent performance in shielding across a range of wireless frequencies. This is where the FaradayBag from Disklabs was born to offer consistent shielding performance across all frequencies in a reusable bag.
Unlike other bags that are on the market, a Disklabs Faraday Bag has a high specification of material combined with special threads during the manufacturing and sewing process to protect it from degrading the performance
As mentioned previously, one of the main uses for Faraday Bags is protecting the integrity of information usually by law enforcement and government agencies.
This, however, is not the only uses with one more prominent applications being for car owners to protect themselves from the remote relay theft. Common with cars that use a keyless entry system, a small Faraday bag like the Car KeyShield can shield your keys to stop criminals trying to copy your key or use it to open your vehicle.
Other common uses can be from people known as “Preppers” that store devices in Faraday bags to protect themselves from hackers and unauthorised access but also from electromagnetic pulses from a man-made device or astrological event that can damage electronic equipment.
With our reliance on wireless technology growing and workplaces and homes relying on remote connectivity, it is becoming more important to protect devices that are seemingly always connected or looking for connections. Protect your smart devices from unknown remote attacks and look at our range of Faraday Bags to choose the right bag for your device.
Simon Steggles, one of the founders of Disklabs and FaradayBag.com was featured on BBC News talking about how the product for the police and government the reusable Faraday Bag became the number one product to use to protect smart devices from outside interference.
As tweeted by Peter Wilson of the BBC.
Simon Steggles the man who developed the Faraday bag from a niche product aimed at police forces and security services to a multi million £ consumer product. Who says crime doesn’t pay? @bbcmtd @Disklabs #CrimeWave #hitech pic.twitter.com/LkVMLfjvw9
— Peter Wilson (@peterwilson9) August 10, 2018
You can view all of our range of Faraday Bags or contact us today on +44(0) 1827 55999. Alternatively, you can visit one of our authorised distributors to find the best place to buy your Disklabs Faraday Bag.
Disklabs Faraday Bags have today announced the launch of a new 65-litre capacity holdall shield (HS4) for any applications where there is a need to secure and protect multiple digital devices at the same time.
The development team at Disklabs pioneered the development of the Faraday bag over 10 years ago, and this latest addition to the company’s range products is a result of feedback from customers who want to protect more than one device at the same time,
Law Enforcement and Military
The HS4 incorporates the proven Disklabs Faraday Bag technology in a shielded enclosure with dimensions 70cm x 30cm x 30cm. The development of this larger bag presented technical challenges resulting in the new reinforced roll down sealing method secured by a sturdy buckle. This ensures a blocked RF environment even if the bag is compressed or deformed e.g. When trying to find space in an overhead locker. This new bag incorporates load carrying web handle design to support the weight of multiple digital devices. Manufactured in the UK this soft bag also features durable water resistant outer material and a padded removable shoulder strap to ensure comfortable transportation.
In addition to ensuring excellent shielding performance, the Disklabs team carried out a number of real world tests including shipping the bag, at its maximum capacity of 23 Kg, through a number of international airports as hold luggage to ensure it can withstand the rigours of modern day travel.
This is the only bag you will need for those trips where you need efficient storage and the peace of mind that your digital privacy is protected.
Disklabs are Digital Forensic Specialists and as a result are acutely aware of the risks that organisations face in ensuring that they keep data secure and this has become even more important with the onset of new data protection legislation, Disklabs has spent over 20 years helping law enforcement, businesses and government agencies ensure the can secure digital evidence and personal data. The launch of the HS4 Holdall Shield reiterates the company’s continuing commitment to develop new products that help keep data secure.
Disklabs ship and install sensitive equipment in digital forensic laboratories in many countries overseas and below we have detailed a few tips of the trade on how to get IT systems reliably and securely shipped around the world.
This may seem obvious but the first step when considering the move of a large IT hardware system is to secure backups of all of the data. There are a number of ways this can be achieved including the build of a duplicate system or online backup in the cloud.
Cloud storage services are relatively inexpensive and hassle-free way of backing up critical data.
Placing the equipment in a reusable faraday bag enclosure such as the Disklabs RS4U prior to shipping will ensure that these expensive systems have the best protection from hacking and EMP risks.
Manufactured in the UK the RS4U is designed to prevent the protentional of remote access to critical data and increased level of protection from EMP and RF radiation risks that may damage sensitive circuits. The RS4U also comes with a water and abrasion resistant inner liner offer a further level of environmental protection.
The internet is full of companies who offer special shipping services and the likely hood is that there will be one in your locality. They will understand the packing requirements for international shipping.
Your shipper should be able to send you an outline specification of the packaging solution they propose to use and this should include foam cushioning and a hermetically sealed custom case. the shipping specification will typically include an anti-static wrap for any sensitive electronic equipment however the level of protection this offers is usually undefined and may not be effective.
In-country commissioning teams waiting around for a shipment to be released can be a disruptive and expensive problem.
If there is a critical timeline ensure the shipper is responsible for delivering a door to door service. Large courier companies tracking systems are usually very reliable however on the odd occasion that a shipment goes astray or gets stuck in customs it can be difficult to establish clear timescales for the resolution of an issue when the ‘computer says no’.
A specialist who has contacts along the shipping route will be able to proactively ensure that any issues along the way are quickly understood and in the case of goods held in customs expedite paperwork and payments of duty to get shipments released for delivery.
Many larger companies will self-insure however for smaller companies a hiccup in shipping a large value item could make a serious dent in the company’s profits and cash flow. Standard shipment insurance may not be enough to recover all costs in case of loss or damage. Specialist insurance cover will be available to ensure you recover 100% of the system cost and options may be available to recover other additional costs as a result of shipping delays.
At Disklabs data is our business. Our products and services help our clients both solve and prevent crime.
The UK’s ‘original Disklabs faraday bags’ are used to shield digital devices from the battlefield to the boardroom in over 80 countries.
Our Faraday Bags, guarantee the security of evidence, protect important files and safeguard key information during transit. Whether it’s on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or key fob, we’re the UK’s number one provider of active RF shielding.
Our expert forensic team are passionate about speeding up the processes of evidence recovery whilst maintaining quality and accuracy. Operating from a state of the art facility Disklabs has over 20 years’ experience in data recovery, digital forensics and data erasure. We specialise in providing services to law enforcement, security agencies, and corporations, in the recovery of data and forensic investigations.
Disklabs, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneer of re-usable faraday bags who were the first to achieve police accreditation are pleased to announce the joining of forces with Coventry University.
Coventry University is at the forefront of Disklabs choices due to their state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, focus on applied research, approach to innovation and experience with working with industry.
As part of Disklabs drive to develop its creative process and meet client demands, students from Coventry University’s Product Design department were given two design briefs for specialist Faraday products, with successful designs joining Disklabs existing range.
Following months of collaboration, concept meetings and designs, final presentations have yielded a prototype that will now go into development within four weeks.
The latest innovation will feature a secure, tamper-proof locking system and will sit alongside Disklabs range of Faraday bags that block external static electrical fields and signals to protect computers and phones against external hacking, tracking and attacks.
To take a look at our full range of Faraday Bags and discover all the ways that Disklabs can help you protect your data.
If you need assistance or you want to discuss your requirements, please call +44 (0) 1827 50000 today or use our contact form.
The Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) theme for this year’s conference was ‘Social Change -impacting financial services for the better’ with the growing challenges of preventing cybercrime and improving digital security high on the agenda. Disklabs were pleased to have the opportunity to attend in the exhibition area, helping to raise awareness amongst the conference delegates of the growing cyber risks faced by the financial services industry with specific focus on data recovery, digital forensic services and protecting the mobile digital workforce.
Over 350 delegates attended the conference which was supported with a strong panel of speakers from the financial services sector and government including John Glen MP (Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister) and the Rt Hon. Amber Rudd MP (the former Home Secretary who has been recently returned to the cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary).
In the breakout sessions, many of the conference delegates took the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of using Disklabs Faraday Bags to protect their digital devices. Recent media coverage on the effectiveness of using the police accredited Disklabs Keyshield to prevent ‘relay vehicle theft’ meant that most delegates were familiar with core Disklabs technology however many were unaware of the wider applications for Faraday Bags in protecting phones and computers from hacking and tracking especially when working from home and during the daily commute.
TISA is a growing cross-industry body with over 200-member firms from all areas of UK financial services (Banks, Investment Managers, Life and Pensions Providers, Wealth Managers, Distributors, Online Platforms and Service Providers) The TISA mission is to develop policy, services and infrastructure that promotes consumer’s financial well-being and the strength of the nation. Through this approach, TISA creates an environment for UK financial services to flourish.
TISA has expanded its focus from savings and investment to include the digitalisation of UK financial services. Customers assets have to be protected securely in the new digital world and TISA organises training courses, discussions forums and conferences on the prevention of financial and cybercrime in support of its industry members.
At Disklabs data is our business. Our products and services protect your digital life.
The UK’s ‘original Disklabs faraday bags’ are used to shield digital devices from the battlefield to the boardroom in over 80 countries. Our Faraday Bags, guarantee the security of evidence, protect important files and safeguard key information during transit. Whether it is on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or key fob, we are the number one provider of active RF shielding.
Our expert digital forensic services team are passionate about speeding up the processes of evidence recovery whilst maintaining quality and accuracy. Operating from a state of the art facility, Disklabs has over 20 years’ experience in digital forensics, data recovery and data erasure. We specialise in providing services to law enforcement, security agencies and corporations, in the recovery of data and forensic investigations.
If you would like more information about Disklabs shielding products and digital forensic services you can find us at www.fardaybag.com.
As a trusted provider of faraday bag solutions into the digital forensics marketplace, Disklabs are pleased to announce the global launch of its latest RF shielded faraday solution, the Laboratory Box Large with USB3.0 (LB4-USB) .
As we all know, mobile phones have become a significant source of evidential data within criminal investigations. Digital forensic analysts are continually finding they must operate primary forensic tools for longer periods of time as device capacity increases. Whether you are trying to brute force a mobile phone or extracting data, we believe that introducing a RF Filtered USB3.0 throughput into our LB4 Laboratory Box could only help.
The LB4-USB RF shielded faraday enclosure has a number of benefits over the current incumbents in the marketplace which include:
We believe that having a larger desktop RF shielded enclosure with 3.0 USB throughput is a credible and affordable alternative to current market solutions.
As a company that holds ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Disklabs understand the need to protect digital devices from remote data attack during prolonged forensic investigations. That’s why Disklabs developed the LB4-USB in the belief that it would be of real value to police digital forensic units and commercial forensic providers looking to implement a compliant solution that meets ISO17025 needs within an accredited forensic laboratory environment.
Early adopters that include, UK, EU and Far East government and law enforcement agencies have said “the LB4-USB is an easy to use, practical alternative to the heavy metal boxes while operating forensic tools.”
If you would like to see our data sheet on the LB4-USB then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disklabs Faraday Bags ensure the security of evidence, protect important files and safeguard key information. Whether it is on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or digital device. We are the number one provider of RF shielding into military, law enforcement and government agencies globally.
Benefits of choosing Disklabs Faraday bags
Shielding performance criteria for all Disklabs Faraday bags.
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Professor Alistair Duffy BEng(Hons), MEng, MBA, PhD, CEng, FIET, IEEE Fellow, FRSA. De Montfort University
*Attenuation is an important consideration in the modern world of wireless communication. Attenuation limits the range of radio signals and is affected by the material it must pass through.
Vehicle theft is growing at an alarming rate and a significant contributor is the increase in the number of cars fitted with keyless entry systems. Tech-savvy thieves have discovered that these modern security features can be very easy to defeat.
‘Relay Theft’ is a technique adopted by criminals of using a receiver to pick up the signal from a key (which we all typically leave near the front door) and relay this signal back to a second unit adjacent to the vehicle, tricking it into thinking the key is in close proximity.
Not all thieves are necessarily wanting to steal a vehicle and there are growing instances of gangs focused solely on just removing valuables left in vehicles. This is a major new problem for owners as they have no evidence of forced entry which is usually one of the criteria to recover losses from an insurance company.
There is a lot of coverage in the media highlighting that insurance companies are becoming more reticent in paying out claims where there is no evidence of forced entry. A simple solution to prevent this problem occurring is to use a Disklabs Keyshield thereby eliminating the potential stress and frustration of losing valuables left in a car.
The Disklabs Keyshield was developed as a simple and effective way to have assured reliable protection of keys stored in the house and is accredited with ‘UK Police Preferred Specification’
Features of the Keyshield:
• Blocks all RF wireless signals
• Easy to use
• Independently tested
• Functional and stylish design
• Uses military grade waterproof resistant material
• Accredited SBD ‘Police Preferred Specification’
• Designed and manufactured in the UK
At Disklabs, data is our business. Our products and services help our clients both solve and prevent crime. The UK’s ‘original Disklabs faraday bags’ are used to shield digital devices from the battlefield to the boardroom in over 80 countries. Whether it’s on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or key fob, we’re the UK’s number one provider of active RF shielding. Operating from a state of the art facility Disklabs has over 21 years’ experience in Digital Forensics, Data Recovery and Certified Data Erasure.
To see the full range of Disklabs shielding solutions for all your digital devices visit us at https://faradaybag.com
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