Curiosity is the real killer, and puts your data at major risk

Curiosity is the real killer, and puts your data at major risk

Jul 8, 2011 | One Comment

What we should really learn from recent USB ‘drive-by dropping’ episodes is that people with piqued curiosities – even good, honest, tax-paying folks – will not hesitate to commandeer, inspect and thereby compromise the security of your confidential data if it can be easily accessed via a USB flash drive…

How Organizations Benefit from Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

How Organizations Benefit from Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

Jun 22, 2011 | No Comments

According to research, 76% workers plug unknown USB drives into their company PCs, compromising their network security and introducing malware into the system. Besides, almost 20% of 1,000 UK office workers interviewed also revealed that they have lost unsecure USB drives containing sensitive business information.

Survey: USB Drives are the Greatest Breach Risk at the Workplace – Women are 25% less of an Insider Threat

Survey: USB Drives are the Greatest Breach Risk at the Workplace – Women are 25% less of an Insider Threat

Jun 17, 2011 | One Comment

A new survey shows that when given the choice of a tool to perform a data breach, 60% of employees opt for the USB Flash drive. It also showed that over 25% of men in a management position think that it is OK to take information with you when you end employment. Women have a higher sense of morality when it comes to company data and are less likely offenders.

NHS Data Breach of 8.6 Million Records Speaks to the Need for Smarter Technology

NHS Data Breach of 8.6 Million Records Speaks to the Need for Smarter Technology

Jun 16, 2011 | No Comments

The NHS has been struck by a massive security breach exposing 8.6 million UK citizens medical records. The records were stored on unencrypted computer equipment kept in storage at a hospital in London.

Massive 500.000+ USB Data Breach Records Rocks Mobile Giant

Massive 500.000+ USB Data Breach Records Rocks Mobile Giant

Jun 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Telecom provider T-Mobile has been hit by a massive data breach from an insider attack.  The attacker relied on a USB drive to steal information that he then resold to a competing firm.

Gartner Identifies BlockMaster as a Noticeable Vendor within Encrypted USB

Gartner Identifies BlockMaster as a Noticeable Vendor within Encrypted USB

Jun 15, 2011 | No Comments

BlockMaster has been mentioned as a notable vendor by Gartner in the report “Market Share: Flash Cards, USB Flash Drives and Sold-State Drives Worldwide 2010″.

Catastrophic 40 million dollar USB drive data breach in Canada

Catastrophic 40 million dollar USB drive data breach in Canada

Jun 2, 2011 | One Comment

The Durham region in Canada is being sued for 40 million dollars for data lost on an unencrypted USB flash drive. The lost unsecure USB

Honest User Mistake and Unsecure USB Drive Prompt Action from Authorities

Honest User Mistake and Unsecure USB Drive Prompt Action from Authorities

Sep 30, 2010 | No Comments

According to a media report, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust had violated the Data Protection Act after a doctor lost an unencrypted USB drive containing patient data on a train. Although the doctor informed the Trust soon after discovering the loss, the drive could not be recovered.

Teacher Loses 100.000 Students Personal Information on USB

Teacher Loses 100.000 Students Personal Information on USB

Aug 21, 2009 | No Comments

News report of the loss of a USB drive containing personal information of over 100,000 adult education students. Misplaced by a Virginia Tech researcher, the drive contained names, birth dates and social security numbers of students who used literacy and adult education programs and those who earned a high school equivalency certificate.

Top 5 USB Flash Drive Hidden Security Risks

Top 5 USB Flash Drive Hidden Security Risks

May 30, 2009 | No Comments

USB flash drives are by a land slide the most popular means of making data portable. Well over 150 000 000 USB drives where sold last year according to Gartner.

Governments Lack In Protecting Portable Citizen Information

Governments Lack In Protecting Portable Citizen Information

May 30, 2009 | No Comments

The hot topic during the government funded Privacy Awareness Week in Australia was portable storage devices. The Privacy Commissioner issued a

Secure USB Flash Drives – 5 Quick Questions and Answers

Secure USB Flash Drives – 5 Quick Questions and Answers

May 29, 2009 | No Comments

Administrators at larger organizations face many of the same challenges when it comes to USB security. Solving “the USB problem” has become a critical issue

Lack of Password Management Exposes 6000 Prisoners Details

Lack of Password Management Exposes 6000 Prisoners Details

Jan 24, 2009 | No Comments

In January 2009, it was reported that personal medical records of over 6000 prisoners and ex-inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison Preston, Lancashire, were exposed with the loss of a USB drive.