Ought thumb drives be given the thumbs down? Today's small, portable USB thumb drives can store significant amounts of data and be easily slipped into a pocket without anyone noticing, and the question may answer itself. This makes it possible for someone to copy data from a network, walk out the company door, and transfer the same data onto another PC. If that data happens to be valuable company information that makes its way into the hands of a competitor, your company could be in serious trouble. The same applies when someone simply loses the device. Either way, you put your company at risk by allowing employees to access data through USB ports on your company network.
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Article by: Sean Martin, CISSP