Just about everybody uses a USB drive these days, but very few stop to think about the security implications of devices that are passed around like digital trinkets. A new survey of 743 IT security professionals, conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Kingston Digital, a unit of Kingston Technology that specializes in Flash Memory, finds that while awareness of security issues is rising, these devices are not particularly managed.
Obviously, this situation has not only created a significant opportunity to lose data due to negligence, but also allowed distributors of malware to take advantage of gaping security holes.
Click through for results from a USB drive security survey conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Kingston Digital, a unit of Kingston Technology that specializes in Flash Memory.
Everybody uses them but nobody manages them.
You can’t manage what you don’t know about.
Half or more do not.
Having a policy is one thing.
Enforcing it is another matter.
Security awareness seems to be rising.
It’s a matter of faith.
Most really can’t.
Passwords and locks are starting to be applied.
A whole lot.
Not that many.
Regulations drive behavior.
More than likely.
These are only the ones reported.
The average is well over 10,000.
Well more than half.
Employees don’t tell about negligence.
It’s a rising problem.