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.

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.

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.