UEM: A Thumb’s Up to USB Security
Are USB flash drives passé? You might think so given that computing and storage are increasingly moving to the cloud. However, Lifewire’s Patrick Hyde writes:
“With the growth of cloud computing and storage, physical memory is less essential for transporting data. But while emails and Dropbox are great for sharing a few documents at a time, flash drives are a faster and more secure method of sharing large files. With USB 3.0 technology, the fastest USB flash drives can even compete with external hard disc drives (HDD) for speed, with the advantage of being far more portable.”
Patrick Hyde, “The 9 Best USB Flash Drives to Buy in 2017,” Lifewire, June 2, 2017
It’s no secret that individuals can and do employ USB flash drives—also known as memory sticks, memory cards, flash sticks,?thumb drives, key drives,?pen drives,?jump drives, and simply USB’s—to “transport potentially sensitive information beyond the control of the business and can violate regulatory compliance rules or otherwise place the business at risk.”
So says analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) in its report that you can download below titled “Unified Endpoint Management: Simplifying the Security and Support of PC and Mobile Devices.” The report also states:
Read the entire article here, UEM: A Thumb’s Up to USB Security
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