BlockMaster’s new SafeStick FIPS flash drive gives you everything AND the girl

BlockMaster’s new SafeStick FIPS flash drive gives you everything AND the girl

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2011 | No Comments

There was a popular English rock band in the 80’s called “Everything But the Girl.” It seems that, right now, in the world of USB flash drives, the going rate is “Everything but the need.”

Tamper-evident Protection for High Value Government Data

Tamper-evident Protection for High Value Government Data

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2011 | No Comments

When it comes to data breach, few organizations have as much to lose as governmental ones. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 5 USB Flash Drive Hidden Security Risks

Top 5 USB Flash Drive Hidden Security Risks

Posted by: on 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

Posted by: on 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

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

SafeStick Features Conficker Killer and Anti-malware

SafeStick Features Conficker Killer and Anti-malware

Posted by: on May 2, 2009 | No Comments

Feature Spotlight Secure USB Drive

Prevent conficker autorun, malware infection, viruses and trojans from spreading over USB into your networks with SafeStick features Authorized Autorun and FileRestrictor.