Thursday, August 25, 2005

Companies risk data loss through use of USB keys

Net4Now : "A security firm has discovered many companies are at risk of data leakage because their employees are storing company data on unencrypted USB keys.

In a street survey, 41% of people admitted storing company data on USB keys. Of those, 83% do not use any encryption, so anyone with access to the physical key is able to extract, copy, edit and distribute its data. While laptop users were slightly more likely to use encryption, 76% of USB keys being used by laptop owners to store company data were unencrypted."

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