Safe use of PVC USB Flash Disk Drive

USB storage devices have always been a problem for company data security. In 2008, malware infected USB flash drives and caused the most serious damage to US military computers in history. Enterprises have realized the security risks of USB, but they lack strategies to effectively deal with them.

PVC USB Flash Disk Drive is very small, so it is easy to lose, forget and steal. On the one hand, employees may connect personal USB or flash drives from suspicious sources to work computers. On the other hand, when employees travel, third parties may insert infected USB when they are careless.

Data breaches are catastrophic for any company, but data protection regulations make the consequences even worse. In the UK, when a careless employee loses a USB, which contains more than 1,000 confidential documents, if it includes highly sensitive security and personal information, the British Information Commissioner's Office will be fined £ 120,000.

Although many companies disable PVC USB Flash Disk Drive, they often use them to copy presentations, and important documents required for meetings or printing offsite are inevitable. So, how can a company use USB safely?


Urge employees

If someone finds the lost PVC USB Flash Disk Drive in a public place, the founder may want to return it to the owner, or may want to know what is in it. Such seemingly harmless PVC USB Flash Disk Drive may be flooded with malware and infect computers. If it is plugged into an office computer, it will infect the entire corporate network. Therefore, employees at home or at work must understand the risks of unknown devices and avoid connecting suspicious USB to their computers.

Restrict USB use
This can be done by special software that allows the organization to control the USB and peripheral ports of the computer and monitor, lock, and manage the devices connected to the endpoint. This ensures that only trusted devices can connect to the computer. If these policies are applied to endpoint computers, they will also run remotely to ensure that computers outside of the company's network security are protected.

USB encryption
When a PVC USB Flash Disk Drive is released by the company, encryption can be considered as a convenient method for protecting any information stored in it. Even if the USB is lost, without a password, external personnel will not be able to access the information on the USB.

Other prevention methods include: remotely reset the password when threatened; limit the number of times someone can insert the password; set the validity period for the USB password, that is, update the password in real time.

PVC USB Flash Disk Drives are a highly dangerous blind spot for data, and companies must formulate data protection strategies to address their loopholes as data transmission devices. By using a system of trusted devices and encrypting files transferred to the USB storage device, you can effectively mitigate the risks of using them.