The Threats Posed By Portable Storage Devices
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Overview: In a society where the use of portable storage devices is commonplace, the threat that these devices pose to corporations and organizations is often ignored. This paper from GFI describes the uncontrolled use of portable storage devices by corporate insiders is a definite threat to the security and stability of every business. Malicious insiders and gullible employees who fall for social engineering practices are the weakest link in the corporate security chain. Relying on user voluntary compliance to the corporate device usage policy is not a solution - one must deploy software countermeasures that thwart this risk.