Monday, December 15, 2008

Barring USB Flash Disks From Work

. Monday, December 15, 2008

The last few years we have found a growth in sales of the fancy looking USB flash drives. They have been made as small as a keychain figurine or a tie clip. Yes, USB flash drives to don on your tie. Now that these flash drives have made their way to everyone because of the affordable pricing, numerous workplaces are banning them from the office. It is one of the best ways to steal company information without anyone acknowledging. Many companies have got as far as disabling the USB ports on employees computers. This may seem a little extreme, but companies have got to protect their data.
Although many businesses give these tiny units to their employees for advertisement purposes, they are not granted to use them in the workplace. They are essentially given as an advertizement with the company logo on them for others to see. There are so many harmful impacts that these flash drives can have on a business. Because of their different sizes and designs, business organisations have decided to pull the plug on the USB ports. You might look at an someones keychain and think that tiny gizmo they have is slick, but that cute little gadget could ruin your business organisation.

This type of thieving and the creation of the USB flash drives brought worry from many business organisations and individuals likewise. What if you are someone that carries round a USB flash drive in their bag or on a keychain would misplace the unit? All data would be lost and available to anyone who gets the flash drive. This makes concern for how to properly store the flash drives that have classified info recorded. Carrying around a flash drive is just like carrying around your credit card. If you misplace it, you are susceptible to fraud.

For the most part, flash drives have allowed people to download pictures and files and free up room on the laptop or the desktop computer. These are also valuable in the event you would lose information on your computer due to a hacker or a computer virus. In this case, the USB flash drives are highly necessary. You can buy different sized flash drives to hold different amounts of information. If you download a large amount of data, you may need a USB flash drive that can hold all the files or more than one.

New engineering has enhanced the function of the computer for more than one reason. People can now use flash drives for data file storage and businesses can store vital data on these drives in order to hold it safe from likely security leaks. Although business organisations ban the use of the flash drives from employees, the company themselves do use these as ways to convey business during travels. They can make presentations and rather carrying a laptop computer along on their trips, they just take the flash drive.

Nowadays, with the high security in airports, it is perpetually important to check with new security rules before trying to take a flash drive on an aeroplane to make sure it will be accepted. In most cases, you will find that they are permitted. Other business fears the flash drives are a valued and useful little piece of technology that will help oneself protect sensitive files and information.


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