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8 Out of 10 Employees Use Unencrypted USB Devices

Security policies for USB drivers are severely outdated or inadequate, a report finds.

Virtually all employees use USB devices at work, with 80% of those workers relying on non-encrypted USB drives, a report released today finds

The vast majority of workers, 87%, also acknowledge they fail to notify their organizations when they lose their USB drive, according to Apricorn, which surveyed 400 respondents for its Current State of USB Data Protection report.

Companies that are responsible for sensitive information, such as credit card data or patient medical records, face a serious problem with employees' use of unencrypted USB drives and failure to notify when devices are lost.

Only half of survey respondents say their organization has a policy to address lost or stolen USB drives, with 54% noting their company has technology to detect or prevent confidential data from loading onto USB drives.

Read more about the report here.

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12/28/2017 | 10:49:48 AM
Great Use for USBLock
This is a great use case for USBLock.  We use this software at our facility and it is hands down the best at blocking unwanted USB and CD/DVD drive attempts.  Until we had this software we had no idea how many times users were just plugging in USB drives.  This has been worth our investment!

 
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