Preventing data theft in an enterprise environment
Imagine one of your employees coming across a refrigerated USB stick that was intentionally left in the company parking lot. Can anyone discuss what it will do? Take my words. Eventually he will connect it to a laptop connected to the corporate network and the problem appears. Such a simple event can cause unimaginable damage of several million euros.Therefore, observing how employees use USB ports is becoming an essential part of any data security discipline.
An experienced security officer enforces strict rules throughout the local network, not limited to supervised web surfing. USB port blocking has always been a major endeavor in many places, from real estate agents to software companies. This has two main purposes in improving the overall security of the organization. First of all, it prevents harmful viruses from entering your lock.Although we come to a different conclusion when it comes to online services, USB drives are still a common way to spread viruses.
Once the malicious code has infiltrated your network, it can do anything dangerously nasty, including but not limited to disrupting your service, corrupting or encrypting your data, opening your corporate network to hackers, etc. We know that every organization has up-to-date antivirus programs used to block these viruses. However, the role of the tool that blocks all USB viruses cannot be underestimated.
It keeps them even if they are not known due to signature update intervals. Second, and perhaps more importantly, the USB port is a great way to steal and sell sensitive data. USB drives are getting smaller and bigger at the same time. Even mobile phones can do this without any problems. So an unidentified person could plug in a USB drive and copy everything, like B. confidential information and campaign data. These file types can be presented to your competitors or used in a way that will soon blame the IT manager.Even I have important files that need to be protected from intruders.