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Data Leakage with USB Devices

If you think that your users would never steal any data from the company then take a look at these 3 articles.  Each of these show just how careless users can be with USB devices, 2 of these I’m sure were not done to harm anyone, but 1 of these definitely was. 

Records loss may violate U.S. law
‘Total files’ of patients, many with HIV and AIDS, missing

“A low-level Harris County Hospital District administrator probably violated federal law when she downloaded medical and financial records for 1,200 patients with HIV, AIDS and other medical conditions onto a flash drive that later was lost or stolen, legal experts said Thursday.”

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5931497.html

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Report: Korean Execs Stole $1.8B in Trade Secrets

“Company leaders allegedly defected to rival company with 900 documents loaded onto USB drives”

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=139010

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Nuclear Lab Breach Could Be ‘Devastating’
CBS News Exclusive: Data Found In Drug Raid Contains Weapons-Design Secrets

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/03/national/main2151021.shtml

Security lab may face $3.3m fine for data leak
“Classified files, computer storage devices found in trailer-park drug raid”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19752730/

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Added: 8/21/08 

Yet another story about missing data via USB devices, this one from the UK.

Data on 130,000 criminals lost.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2601056/Data-on-130000-criminals-lost.html

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Added 8/21/08  Another case of someone trying to do harm.

At Countrywide, One Overlooked PC Led to Loss of 2M Records

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=161548&f_src=drweekly

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As Admins we need to be able to track down who is using USB storage devices and what they are doing. 

**Missed another link; July 23, 2011;  Do to some unforseen issues at Prism I can no longer in good faith promote their product or services and I have removed all links to their website.

 

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August 14, 2008 - Posted by | Audit Policy, Audting, USB Devices | , ,

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