Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 09, 2011

The State of USB Drive Security

A recent study, conducted for Kingston by the security research firm Ponemon Institute, found that over 71% of respondents do not consider the protection of sensitive information collected and stored on USB drives as a high priority. Hit the link for the complete report.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the results of a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute looking at USB prevalence and risk in organizations. The study found that inexpensive consumer USB Flash drives are ubiquitous in all manner of enterprise and government environments ― typically with very little oversight or controls, even in the face of frequent and high profile incidents of sensitive data loss. The Ponemon Institute is an independent group that conducts studies on critical issues affecting the management and security of sensitive information about people and organizations.