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.

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.

Kingston Digital and BlockMaster in USB Security Partnership

Kingston Digital and BlockMaster in USB Security Partnership

Posted by: on Jun 25, 2010 | One Comment

The New Relationship Strengthens Corporate Flash Media Security and Provides Greater Availability of Secure USB Drives

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

SafeConsole Streamlines Password Management

SafeConsole Streamlines Password Management

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2009 | No Comments

Feature Spotlight: USB Management

Organisations using SafeStick with SafeConsole saves costs on password resets. SafeConsole features ZoneBuilder and Remote Password Reset streamlines password management.

Lack of Password Management Exposes 6000 Prisoners Details

Lack of Password Management Exposes 6000 Prisoners Details

Posted by: on 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.