Employees are aware of USB drive security risks, but don’t follow best practices
A new report by Apricorn shows how poor USB drive security practices of employees are putting companies at risk. The survey found that employees are often the reason USB drives are used in the workplace (this is true for 68% of organizations). And even though the vast majority of employees is aware of the security risks related to USB drives, with 91% stating that firms should make the use of encrypted USB drives mandatory, almost 6 out of 10 (58%) use non-encrypted USB drives on a regular basis.
Employees are also putting their companies at risk by using USB drives without official permission from their employer (64%) and by failing to inform relevant authorities after they lose a USB drive (48%).