The latest entry in SC Magazine's Data Breach Blog demonstrates the dangers of portable mass storage devices.  While convenient, these devices can also pose security risks if they are not managed with care.  In this case, an MP3 Player purchased at a thrift store was found to contain detailed information on US Army equipment in Afghanistan.  Other files included names, social security numbers and other personal information belonging to soldiers.

Your company may not store Top Secret information, but a data breach involving personal information can be just as damaging.  Many states have data breach notification laws with heavy fines, and the Dept of Veterans Affairs just settled a class-action lawsuit involving lost Social Security Numbers.

Kanguru continues to focus on securing and managing remote USB flash drives.  More info on our encrypted drives and Remote Management Console can be found at our website.

Written by Kanguru Solutions — October 31, 2012

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