IT Risks Rise on USB Drives

Insiders stealing relatively large amounts of data on tiny USB memory sticks have already made the ubiquitous devices a potent security threat. But the emergence of flash drives capable of storing and auto running applications straight off the device will likely make them an even greater security headache.

This danger is not going unnoticed by IT professionals.

USB thumb drives “pose a pretty big threat within the medical industry” if not properly managed, said Chris Anderson, an assistant analyst at John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix. And his company has already deployed tools to protect against these new problems. IT Risks Rise on USB Drives

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 2nd October 2006 7:17AM