USB Security and Beyond…

Insecure USB Costs £120 000 for Police Force – Time to Ban

Insecure USB Costs £120 000 for Police Force – Time to Ban

The Greater Manchester Police Force are fined £120,000 for losing the details of more than a thousand people under investigation for serious drugs crime on a unsecured USB drive.

Report: USB security/management is, shockingly, an afterthought

Report: USB security/management is, shockingly, an afterthought

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 | No Comments

A major research paper regarding the current status of USB flash drive security and management was released this month, and its publication has caused a major disruption…to say the least.

Productivity Trend In IT Security

Productivity Trend In IT Security

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 | One Comment

We don’t need to weave you a fantastic tale for you to understand why it is important, in this day and age, to rely solely on USB flash drives that offer automatic encryption and password-strength protection.

Homeland Security’s drop test supports BlockMaster’s in-house study

Homeland Security’s drop test supports BlockMaster’s in-house study

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 | No Comments

Not long ago, back in December of 2010, we here at BlockMaster did some research that proved organizations to be at great risk of being affected by unsolicited viruses and malware.

RMF and flash drives made for each other, but what about security?

RMF and flash drives made for each other, but what about security?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 | No Comments

There is little doubting the fact that digital media plays a much greater role in business communications than it did, say, three or four years ago.

Your employees are not ninjas! Here’s how to protect them (and yourself)

Your employees are not ninjas! Here’s how to protect them (and yourself)

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 | No Comments

You hire many employees throughout all of the departments within your organization, and you hire them for myriad different reasons.

The hits just keep on coming…

The hits just keep on coming…

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 | No Comments

When it comes to extolling the virtues of USB flash drives that incorporate automatic hardware encryption and mandatory password protection, it just gets easier and easier with each passing day. That’s because every day, seemingly, there is a headline somewhere in the world that essentially does this job for us.

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.

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

Posted by on 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

Posted by on 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

Posted by on 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

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″.