Permanent link: [Article]-Review: Pen Tester Sets Sites on the IronKey
After more than 10 years in the information security industry and a significant amount of time running a lab that tests products, I’m a pretty difficult guy to impress with technology. And I’m NEVER nice to vendors. They hate me. As an example, when running said test lab, we once had a vendor give a client six-figures worth of software when the client told them that we’d be testing it before they purchased. The client was happy, so we did our jobs even though we never tested a thing.
The only product I have ever had a net positive review of was the Safeboot disk encryption product, and even then, it was a case of being damned with faint praise. I believe that the entire positive part of our assessment was: “the product works as advertised.”
So, when Don approached me to do a review of the IronKey Personal, I knew I was going to rip it apart. I was going to write a scathing review of how terrible their product is and why these “gimmicky” pieces of hardware don’t work. Because they usually don’t.
Let us know what you think and if you'd like to see other hardware reviews by Mr. Murray.