In its presentation to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the United States on November 28, APF Technologies LLC (APF) outlined the broad capabilities of its Universal Data Shield (UDS) solution, and how it would deliver an immediate positive impact on the cybersecurity of companies and governmental agencies in the US and around the world.

During the two weeks prior to that presentation, and in the 10 days since, the ability of UDS to prevent information losses during a data breach would have proved valuable to the US government and several US and global companies. Hackers in multiple attacks were able to extract personal and financial information of consumers from companies like Infosys and Leggett & Platt, with the personal information of their clients exfiltrated in the past 10 days and putting those clients’ financial futures at risk.

Earlier in November, at least 15 private and public US entities let the same types of information slip through their cyber hands due to data breaches. While it may have not prevented those breaches, had UDS been in place it’s likely that no file information would have been lost.

UDS prevents information loss due to data breaches. UDS encrypts each file in a data ecosystem and embeds a unique decryption key for each of those files in the cloud. UDS protects data in use, at rest and in transit across all devices with a degree of security that heretofore has been unavailable. Entities that don’t deploy UDS put critical information at risk every day.

CISA now possesses the basics of APF’s UDS solution, and the cybersecurity landscape awaits CISA’s thoughts on how UDS can circumvent further information losses in data breaches. While CISA reviews its prospective approach to UDS, APF is ready to work with the agency and any potential user to deliver the capabilities of UDS to global governments and companies to ensure that all of their critical information is protected.