Password Policy Sure Beats a Padlock

Password Policy Sure Beats a Padlock

Posted by: on Aug 3, 2011 | No Comments

Back in May, the FCC released its top 10 cybersecurity tips for businesses. The list was informative and fairly spot-on – if not quite boiled down to its simplest form. When reduced to its most basic elements, the 545-word list could very well have been summed up in just two:

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

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

Posted by: on 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 to Rely on USB Drives Without the Risk of Misuse

How to Rely on USB Drives Without the Risk of Misuse

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2011 | No Comments

Last week, Anders wrote about the survey conducted on the heels of the T-Mobile breach.  It has produced some interesting insight into the way in which people think of USB drives.

How Organizations Benefit from Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

How Organizations Benefit from Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

Posted by: on 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.

Gartner Identifies BlockMaster as a Noticeable Vendor within Encrypted USB

Gartner Identifies BlockMaster as a Noticeable Vendor within Encrypted USB

Posted by: on 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″.

Majority of Workers Expose Businesses to Malware and Data Loss

Majority of Workers Expose Businesses to Malware and Data Loss

Posted by: on Mar 3, 2011 | No Comments

76% of Workers Plug Unknown USB Sticks Into Office PCs

BlockMaster, a provider of managed secure USB flash drives, today warns that organisations are at risk of unsolicited viruses and malware as 76% of workers plug unknown USB

Honest User Mistake and Unsecure USB Drive Prompt Action from Authorities

Honest User Mistake and Unsecure USB Drive Prompt Action from Authorities

Posted by: on 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

Posted by: on 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.

Secure USB Flash Drives – 5 Quick Questions and Answers

Secure USB Flash Drives – 5 Quick Questions and Answers

Posted by: on 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