Forget passwords, your phone is your key – ArmorLock revolutionizes data security

G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD
(Image credit: Western Digital)

Western Digital has announced its revolutionary ArmorLock security platform, which rejects passwords in favor of the biometric security provided by your smartphone – and this technology debuts in the new G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD drive. 

As the recent Canon data breach confirms, everybody's data is constantly under threat in today's world. From photographers and videographers handling sensitive files for clients, to the attacks faced by the entertainment industry, financial sector, military and anyone else with privileged information, even the best portable hard drives have one common complaint: security. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.