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Time to stop USB drive horror stories!

By Mohamad Ashokaibi on Jul 1, 2018 5:51:59 PM


                                                                                                                                                  Picture by Antonio Guillem

by Mohamad Ashokaibi

  • CFO: “I've lost my USB thumb drive. Lots of important spreadsheets were there! Do something please!”

  • Project Manager: “I’ve just used my USB external drive on a contractor’s laptop who said he never had an AV. Can I use it safely on the company’s laptop again?”

  • Sales Lady: “Remember the USB drive the company has given me? Seems I dropped it in that taxi yesterday while on my way home. Could I ever know what I backed up on it before leaving the office?”

  • Engineering Team Lead: “Since my colleague checked her SD card on my PC this morning I don’t seem to be able to open my project documents anymore. They all are unreadable. What could it be?”

  • Risk Management Head: “We have a new requirement; all USB storage devices must be blocked inside our corporate network, except company-provided sticks which must be encrypted before use. Can we do that?”

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