The current state of USB data protection

Data protection, whether related to personal customer or patient information, is critical across virtually all industries. So how can organizations best protect their most sensitive and confidential information? To answer this question, Apricorn surveyed more than 400 employees in September 2017, ranging in ages from 18 to 65 across numerous industries that included education, finance, government, healthcare, legal, retail and manufacturing.

Among other things, the survey revealed that while USB drives are ubiquitous and widely used by employees across all industries, security policies for these devices are often severely outdated or inadequate for protecting critical enterprise data. Also, by failing to effectively monitor USB usage, organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches, potentially putting their clients’ and employees’ personal information at risk of attack or unauthorized access.

Read more about the findings of the Apricorn survey and what they mean for the current state of USB data protection on Help Net Security.