I generally agree that USB Sticks are a great danger for company networks.
I don't think the virus and malware issue is the main reason (since we use a trustable anti virus solution) but I think industrial espionage is the point!
What about developing new software or constructig a new car. What if you are a company on the stock exchanges?
And what if someone just copies the new code/construction blueprints/annual balance sheets onto that nifty little storage and hands that to your competitor - or lets say - looses the stick...
imho this is the real threat!
Ever heard from software like: Devicelock (http://www.devicelock.com) or Device Control (http://www.lumension.com)? Anyone using this?
There IS a little workaround for locking those sticks by renaming/deleting the usbstor.sys but this doesn't really "control" the whole situation.
It is true that USB-Sticks can be a great support but on the other hand you cannot really trust them...
It "might" be a good idea to integrate this "device control" service within the sysaid remote service but I don't think this kind of software is part of ilients portfolio.
just my 2 cents
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