Improving Security By Pulling The Plug On USB Ports

When it comes to cybersecurity, it’s no secret that the human aspect of any organisation is its weakest link. From bad password sharing practices to falling victim to phishing emails, these challenges are any CISO’s nightmare. After all, the holes in network security that are created by the people on the front line of an enterprise can’t be plugged with a simple software patch. And despite efforts to train staff, employees are still the easiest route for a hacker to exploit. Particularly when it comes to USB-based security.

There’s no doubt USB devices are one of the easiest ways to move files between machines. However, the risk of suffering a cyber-attack from flaws in USB-based security is very significant. As a consequence, Zero-Trust – which means no person or device is inherently trusted – is fast becoming the go-to security stance for enterprises, but this is a strategy that has no place for USB devices.

Read how disabling USB ports can have a significant impact on reducing a company’s attack vector on Information Security Buzz.

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