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PrivacyBeast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is the first QubesOS Level 1 certified laptop coming with QubesOS preinstalled, making you easily re-own the hardware after having verified visually that it has not been tampered with in transit.

Buy Now!

PrivacyBeast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is the first QubesOS Level 1 certified laptop coming with QubesOS preinstalled, making you easily re-own the hardware after having verified visually that it has not been tampered with in transit.

Buy Now!

What is it ?

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 enforces measured boot and boot integrity remote attestation, proving to you, visually, that it was not tampered with, from its very first boot when delivered and then prior to every boot afterward! Its Intel ME has also been deactivated and neutered, preventing this potentially devastating low level backdoor to control your system.

As a result, you finally have a ready to own, user friendly, provable root of trust security.

What is Insurgo?

Insurgo was started by me, Thierry Laurion, former Senior Network Security Analyst/Programmer/Researcher, Psychology bachelor, turned into digital security trainer and radical open source hardware evangelist.

After working 15 years in information security, I have become convinced of the necessity and urgency to bring trustworthy computing to the masses.

Experience gained in the field has convinced me that real trust (trustworthiness) is a process, requiring user control of all components, including low level hardware ones, to obtain proper level of trustiness.

Why can’t I live without it?

Users generally put blind faith into proprietary products believing that they won’t be betrayed by them. This is incompatible with their actual, real, security needs and faced risks in regard of their own threat model.

Insurgo replaces those “beliefs” and “feelings” by user-friendly provable security, empowering users into making informed decisions while they acquire practical preventive digital security hygiene.

When can I expect results?

Mastering Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 follows the typical Linux learning curve: it might feel a little unfamiliar at first. Yet, you will receive additional privacy, confidentiality, threat prevention and unprecedented trustworthiness in your computing experience, instantaneously.

Knowing that your computer is untampered, through ownership provable security, at every boot, is a game changer.

What is it ?

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 enforces measured boot and boot integrity remote attestation, proving to you, visually, that it was not tampered with, from its very first boot when delivered and then prior to every boot afterward! Its Intel ME has also been deactivated and neutered, preventing this potentially devastating low level backdoor to control your system.

As a result, you finally have a ready to own, user friendly, provable root of trust security.

What is Insurgo?

Insurgo was started by me, Thierry Laurion, former Senior Network Security Analyst/Programmer/Researcher, Psychology bachelor, turned into digital security trainer and radical open source hardware evangelist.

After working 15 years in information security, I have become convinced of the necessity and urgency to bring trustworthy computing to the masses.

Experience gained in the field has convinced me that real trust (trustworthiness) is a process, requiring user control of all components, including low level hardware ones, to obtain proper level of trustiness.

Why can’t I live without it?

Users generally put blind faith into proprietary products believing that they won’t be betrayed by them. This is incompatible with their actual, real, security needs and faced risks in regard of their own threat model.

Insurgo replaces those “beliefs” and “feelings” by user-friendly provable security, empowering users into making informed decisions while they acquire practical preventive digital security hygiene.

When can I expect results?

Mastering Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 follows the typical Linux learning curve: it might feel a little unfamiliar at first. Yet, you will receive additional privacy, confidentiality, threat prevention and unprecedented trustworthiness in your computing experience, instantaneously.

Knowing that your computer is untampered, through ownership provable security, at every boot, is a game changer.

PrivacyBeast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

PrivacyBeast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

Trustworthy

QubesOS has certified Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230!

It features a cryptographically sealed, tamper evident solution, making you confident that your laptop has not been tampered with in transit or out of sight.

While Insurgo provision the initial disk encryption key, the TPM and the LibremKey/Nitrokey credentials that attest the integrity of the firmware and boot integrity upon hardware reception, you will be walked through re-owning those components at first boot, including the original disk encryption key, ensuring a complete state of true confidentiality.

Trustworthy

QubesOS has certified Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230!

It features a cryptographically sealed, tamper evident solution, making you confident that your laptop has not been tampered with in transit or out of sight.

While Insurgo provision the initial disk encryption key, the TPM and the LibremKey/Nitrokey credentials that attest the integrity of the firmware and boot integrity upon hardware reception, you will be walked through re-owning those components at first boot, including the original disk encryption key, ensuring a complete state of true confidentiality.

Value

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is an Eco-friendly, repurposed Lenovo X230 16Gb i7 2.9Ghz with an IPS matte screen, a 256Gb SSD drive, an Atheros AR5BHB116 300Mbps wifi card which can be mechanically turned off, a backlit keyboard and a webcam.

Plus, for the first time ever, QubesOS finally comes pre-installed, thanks to the OEM-Reownership wizard that launches on first boot, reencrypting QubesOS installation with your own passphrase prior to first QubesOS usage!

While Insurgo provisions the initial disk encryption key, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the LibremKey/Nitrokey credentials that attest the integrity of the firmware and boot integrity upon hardware reception, you will be walked through re-owning those components upon first boot, including the original disk encryption key, ensuring a complete state of true confidentiality.

Proof

QubesOS has certified Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230!

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is a custom refurbished ThinkPad X230 that not only meets all Qubes Hardware Certification requirements but also exceeds them thanks to its unique configuration. In QubesOS own words, it comes with:

– Coreboot built with the Heads payload, which delivers an Anti Evil Maid (AEM)-like solution built into the firmware
– A re-ownership process that allows it to ship pre-installed with Qubes OS, including with full-disk encryption already in place, but where the final disk encryption key is generated only after the machine is shipped, so that the OEM doesn’t know it
– Heads provisioned pre-delivery to protect against malicious Interdiction

Guarantees

Insurgo‘s refurbished laptop is guaranteed to be Grade “A” quality by the trusted reseller. Battery is guaranteed to be at least 60% of its original capacity. Refurbisher offers a 14 days base warranty on parts and labor upon confirmed reception by the end user. Shipping insurances covers total hardware and labor costs that requires signature from end user upon reception. Please review the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page.

Software and user support is offered through project communities. Insurgo is a proud collaborator of both QubesOS and Heads projects, for which bug management is offered through GitHub ticketing system, while the rest happens through group discussions. You’re now part of the community 🙂

Bonuses

With Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230, you are benefiting from two years of successful research and development worth millions of dollars of highly skilled developer hours from the open source communities.

By making Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 your new computer, you are enabling future access to more secure hardware such as the IBM Power9, Lenovo x220 i7 and i5 models, the KGPE-D16 server/workstation.

By buying re-purposed hardware, you actively reduce landfill.

Insurgo provides hardware acquisition at cost prices.

Frictions?

Learning Linux & QubesOS is easier than ever! It is supported by a large community and extensive documentation and tutorials.

You will be guided through re-ownership difficulties of the system with a step by step process and dedicated tutorial.

To mitigate Identification through buying online and shipping, we do not require the billing and shipping addresses to match. We also support cryptocurrency payments through Bitcoin(BTC) at checkout. Make sure you provide a valid shipping address with corresponding receiver identity.

All shipments are provided with tracking numbers and require signature.

Scarcity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 was chosen for its unique trustworthiness, being the most recent Intel chipset still fully initialized by an open source solution (no FSP). It is also one of the last models permitting the neutering of Intel ME, Intel’s potential backdoor, leaving only BUP and ROMP modules intact. Lenovo X230 also provides all virtualizations and hardware isolations (VT-x, SLAT, VT-d) required by QubesOS 4.0, making it ideal for a reasonably secure computing experience.

The Lenovo X230 i7 was strong in the corporate world as a sturdy performance laptop. Being currently released back on the used market and not manufactured anymore, it will become less and less available. Get Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 now as it is your today’s best bet for a secure digital life tomorrow, since no platform as secure are being developed.

Value

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is an Eco-friendly, repurposed Lenovo X230 16Gb i7 2.9Ghz with an IPS matte screen, a 256Gb SSD drive, an Atheros AR5BHB116 300Mbps wifi card which can be mechanically turned off, a backlit keyboard and a webcam.

Plus, for the first time ever, QubesOS finally comes pre-installed, thanks to the OEM-Reownership wizard that launches on first boot, reencrypting QubesOS installation with your own passphrase prior to first QubesOS usage!

While Insurgo provisions the initial disk encryption key, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the LibremKey/Nitrokey credentials that attest the integrity of the firmware and boot integrity upon hardware reception, you will be walked through re-owning those components upon first boot, including the original disk encryption key, ensuring a complete state of true confidentiality.

Proof

QubesOS has certified Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230!

Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 is a custom refurbished ThinkPad X230 that not only meets all Qubes Hardware Certification requirements but also exceeds them thanks to its unique configuration. In QubesOS own words, it comes with:

– Coreboot built with the Heads payload, which delivers an Anti Evil Maid (AEM)-like solution built into the firmware
– A re-ownership process that allows it to ship pre-installed with Qubes OS, including with full-disk encryption already in place, but where the final disk encryption key is generated only after the machine is shipped, so that the OEM doesn’t know it
– Heads provisioned pre-delivery to protect against malicious Interdiction

Guarantees

Insurgo‘s refurbished laptop is guaranteed to be Grade “A” quality by the trusted reseller. Battery is guaranteed to be at least 60% of its original capacity. Refurbisher offers a 14 days base warranty on parts and labor upon confirmed reception by the end user. Shipping insurances covers total hardware and labor costs that requires signature from end user upon reception. Please review separation of duties in product’s page.

Software and user support is offered through project communities. Insurgo is a proud collaborator of both QubesOS and Heads projects, for which bug report and correction is offered through GitHub ticketing system, while the rest happens through group discussions. You’re now part of the community 🙂

Bonuses

With Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230, you are benefiting from two years of successful research and development worth millions of dollars of highly skilled developer hours from the open source communities.

By making Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 your new computer, you are enabling future access to more secure hardware such as the IBM Power9, Lenovo x220 i7 and i5 models, the KGPE-D16 server/workstation.

By buying re-purposed hardware, you actively reduce landfill.

Insurgo provides hardware acquisition at cost prices.

Frictions?

Learning Linux & QubesOS is easier than ever! It is supported by a large community and extensive documentation and tutorials.

You will be guided through re-ownership difficulties of the system with a step by step process and dedicated tutorial.

To mitigate Identification through buying online and shipping, we do not require the billing and shipping addresses to match. We also support cryptocurrency payments through Bitcoin(BTC) at checkout. Make sure you provide a valid shipping address with corresponding receiver identity.

All shipments are provided with tracking numbers and require signature.

Scarcity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 was chosen for its unique trustworthiness, being the most recent Intel chipset still fully initialized by an open source solution (no FSP). It is also one of the last models permitting the neutering of Intel ME, Intel’s potential backdoor, leaving only BUP and ROMP modules intact. Lenovo X230 also provides all virtualizations and hardware isolations (VT-x, SLAT, VT-d) required by QubesOS 4.0, making it ideal for a reasonably secure computing experience.

The Lenovo X230 i7 was strong in the corporate world as a sturdy performance laptop. Being currently released back on the used market and not manufactured anymore, it will become less and less available. Get Insurgo‘s PrivacyBeast X230 now as it is your today’s best bet for a secure digital life tomorrow, since no platform as secure are being developed.

PrivacyBeast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

Privacy Beast X230 by INSURGO

Shields you from eavesdropping, anywhere in the world!

Vision

Insurgo means “Rising up” in Latin; to elevate oneself, to stand up. To us, it means to take responsibility, individually and collectively of what tomorrow becomes.

Insurgo thrives to be a reference in promoting and integrating the best existing software and hardware solutions available today, so that they become usable to whom privacy, confidentiality and security matters the most.

Mission

Insurgo‘s mission is to empower YOU, citizen of the world, to regain control of your informational assets through trustworthy technologies.

Insurgo aims to maximize how you manage security autonomously through the provision and integration of disseminated knowledge while participating in an online community of mutual assistance.

Insurgo also offers additional hands-on training and accompaniment to better fit your organization threat model, tailored to your daily needs.Insurgo’s main target audiences includes investigative journalists as well as each of their sources, both requiring strong protection and fail-safe mechanisms in their online collaboration.

Simultaneously, Insurgo aims to equip technical staff of public bodies, parastatals and their employees as well as subcontractors with solutions that are able to protect their own personal and physical integrity. Insurgo’s solution enforces discrete availability and confidentiality of informational assets at rest, while securing them properly in transit.Insurgo doesn’t want to pick and choose who deserves such protection.

Gear up accordingly.

Vision

Insurgo means “Rising up” in Latin; to elevate oneself, to stand up. To us, it means to take responsibility, individually and collectively of what tomorrow becomes.

Insurgo thrives to be a reference in promoting and integrating the best existing software and hardware solutions available today, so that they become usable to whom privacy, confidentiality and security matters the most tomorrow.

Mission

Insurgo‘s mission is to empower YOU, citizen of the world, to regain control of your informational assets through trustworthy technologies.

Insurgo aims to maximize how you manage security autonomously through the provision and integration of disseminated knowledge, while participating in an online community of mutual assistance. Insurgo also offers additional hands-on training and accompaniment to better fit your organization threat model, tailored to your daily needs.

Insurgo‘s main target audiences includes investigative journalists as well as each of their sources, both requiring strong protection and fail-safe mechanisms in their online collaboration.

Simultaneously, Insurgo aims to equip technical staff of public bodies, parastatals and their employees as well as subcontractors with solutions that protect each one’s own personal and physical integrity. Insurgo‘s solution enforces discrete availability and confidentiality of informational assets at rest, while securing them properly in transit.

Insurgo doesn’t want to pick and choose who deserves such protection. Gear Up accordingly.

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