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Approved Portable Devices

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USB Drives

All USB drives and Portable Hard Drives must be encrypted. The following products have been approved for purchase and use at the Medical School:

  • Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 USB Stick Drive
    FIPS 197 certified XTS level security encrypted USB thumb/flash Drive – available in 4 gb, 8 gb, 16 gb, 32 gb and 64 gb sizes.
    Available from SHI
  • SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorLock Portable Solid State Drive (SSD)
    USB-C based portable hard drive. Unlocks from a phone app using your phone’s biometric authentication, or from your computer. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Android or iOS devices. 256 bit AES-XTS hardware encryption, 3 meter drop protection, 1000 pound crush protection, IP67 dust and water resistance. Available in 1 tb, 2 tb, and 4 tb sizes.
    Available from SHI, Amazon, and B&H Photo and Video
  • Apricorn Aegis Padlock Portable Hard Drive
    Keypad-based 128 or 256 Bit encrypted portable or external hard drive – available in sizes from 500 gb to 2+ tb. Some models are also available as solid state drives (SSDs) at higher pricing.
    Available from SHI
  • Apricorn Aegis USB Stick Drive
    Keypad-based encrypted USB thumb/flash drive – available in 8 gb, 16 gb, 32 gb and larger sizes. Can be used on older Windows 7 based computers that are unable to accept other approved devices.
    Available from SHI

USB drives not listed here must receive approval from MSIT prior to purchase.

Smartphones and Tablets

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