Do you lock down your USB ports in your environment? I was reading an article that a USB was found outside of Heathrow Airport in London that included at least 174 documents, some of which were marked as “confidential” or “restricted,” and it reminded me that the bad guys are everywhere, including inside our own organizations.
If you don’t have them locked down, how do you secure your confidential information for your organization?
On the other end of the spectrum, would your users plug in a mystery USB stick into their machine if they found it laying around, and it looked like it held interesting information?
Prior to KnowBe4, I was a network administrator, and while I did everything possible to harden the network to intrusion, my organization had to leave the USB ports active in the user’s machines and it was something that was of constant concern. IT and security teams have to trust that their users won’t plug in anything malicious to their networked machines, and also
be trusted not to copy confidential information they have access to.