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Bee Stinger Hard Drive Security System Based on Capacitor-Driven Complete Assured Destruction (CDCAD)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021987D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The proposed invention provides a capacitor-driven protection device for highly security-sensitive data which assures total prevention of access to data in the event of removal of hard drive, e.g. by hostile persons. The proposed invention provides this security by applying a high static charge to the medium in response to unauthorized removal or tampering, with the result that the data and medium are irrecoverably destroyed. Known capture of military aircraft, ships, etc. has likely compromised highly secret or confidential data. This simple, inexpensive device could have easily and effectively prevented this loss to hostile powers. Furthermore, the proposed device is far safer and quicker to use than some other intelligence-destroying mechanisms, including detonation of grenades in a secure drum.