Why Encrypting USBs Matters
Despite a drive to eliminate the use of USBs by many data conscious companies, it has proved difficult to totally eradicate their use by individual employees.
That’s why it’s important to provide secure alternatives that ensure data that is stored on portable devices is protected.
In recent years, the ICO in the UK have levied fines on companies for data breaches as a result of lost USB drives.
Did you know about these fines?
- Heathrow were fined £120,000 in 2018 – 1,000 files
- Royal & Sun Alliance were fined £150,000 in 2017 – 60,000 customers
- Greater Manchester Police fined £120,000 in 2012 – 1,000 witnesses
Providing encrypted USBs for your workforce significantly reduces the risks presented by portable storage devices and our relationship with them.