Every year it seems another unsecured USB stick becomes the subject of a highly sensitive data breach in an environment that should have been restricted to hardware encrypted USB drives. Flash drives are convenient because they can transfer information quickly, easily and efficiently and there is a time and place for non-encrypted flash drives, but a critical secure environment is not one of them. Kanguru Defender® hardware encrypted drives are made for high-security environments. The incident at Heathrow Airport once again underscores the importance for organizations transferring highly sensitive information to restrict and secure the data on encrypted, password-protected USB.
Equifax Experiences Historic Data Breach; Taking Unprecedented Action Offering Free ID Theft Protection
Nearly half of the United States population may have had their personal information exposed in an historic data breach with one of the three largest credit-reporting bureaus. In an unprecedented step, Equifax is offering every U.S. consumer a comprehensive package of identity theft protection, and credit file monitoring at no cost, along with a special call center. This incident once again underscores cybersecurity issues, and raises questions about the vulnerability of sensitive information with access to the internet, regardless of cybersecurity efforts.
Kanguru is aware of an incident in the news headlines in which IBM has inadvertently shipped some malware-infected USB flash drives manufactured by another company, to their customers. We want to reassure our customers that Kanguru's manufacturing standards are at the highest level of security manufacturing standards preventing an incident like this, and can even provide documentation for organizations that may require compulsory confirmation of Kanguru's Virus-Free Certification.
At Kanguru we listen and appreciate the feedback of our customers, and in an effort to continue providing great value to the Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC), we've added some great additions to the console to give Administrators even better, more convenient control to manage the security attributes of their organization's secure Defender® USB drives.
An unsecured device stolen from the IT department of a life insurance company, will end up costing the organization $2.2 million dollars in fines due to a data breach and non-compliance. The incident underscores just how important it is for companies to use hardware encrypted, secure data storage drives and remote management to secure sensitive information.