BYOD Protection: Dutch Chemical Company Attacked With USB Memory Sticks.

Cyber criminals have attempted to infiltrate a Dutch chemical company by “losing” USB sticks infected with malware in the company’s parking lot.  Gives a totally different spin to the term “computer trojan horse” and shows how BYOD protection and security can be maximized if employees are properly educated. BYOD: The Culmination of an Old Trend […] read more

Data Encryption: Samsung, LG AMOLED Secrets Leaked Via USB Memory Stick.

The big news tonight, in Korea, was that key technologies related to Samsung and LG’s AMOLED displays were smuggled out by employees of an Israeli subsidiary in Korea.  How did these intrepid yet arrested men manage to do this?  With a 4 GB USB memory stick that, last time I checked, cost less than $10.  […] read more

USB Drive Data Encryption Software: 550 Oregon Dept. Of Corrections Employees Affected.

A USB flashdrive containing the information on approximately 550 employees for the Oregon Department of Corrections was found and turned in to the appropriate authorities.  It’s quite apparent that data encryption like AlertBoot was not used on the flashdrive, seeing how a member of the public turned it in after seeing the information on the […] read more

Software Encryption vs. Hardware Encryption: False Sense of Security?.

Data encryption software is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to protect information stored in digital devices, including USB memory sticks. However, not all agree: I ran across a whitepaper (link at the bottom) that claims that software encryption is a technological mismatch for flash storage, and that hardware encryption is the way […] read more