Open Letter From SESTA Calls For Tighter USB Security - DarkReading

In an open letter to IT professionals, the SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance calls for improved security for USB devices. The statistics below should be enough to shake any IT person into action:

Forrester Research data shows that 52 percent of companies surveyed have suffered data loss via USB drives and other removable media.[2] The Ponemon Institute reports that 53 percent of companies acknowledge confidential data resides on flash drives.[3] At the same time, 53 percent of these companies would have no way of knowing what data was on the flash drive if it was lost. Since 2005, more than 245 million records containing sensitive personal information have been involved in security breaches in the U.S. alone, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.[4] Ponemon further reports that the average security breach costs corporations $6.3 million.[5]
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