Report: USB Security no PICNIC, calls for more capable management

Report: USB Security no PICNIC, calls for more capable management

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2011 | No Comments

According to a recent research paper and survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute, a big part of the reason corporations across the board are at such great risk with the use of USB flash drives, boils down to good, old fashioned employee negligence.

SafeConsole’s automatic inventory manager takes away the heat

SafeConsole’s automatic inventory manager takes away the heat

Posted by: on Sep 5, 2011 | No Comments

It is one thing to make sure your corporate policy clearly states that all of the employees within your organization only make use of USB flash drives that are secured with automatic encryption and strong password strength.

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.

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.

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.

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.