In a recent TR Dojo video, I discuss five cool things you can do with a USB flash drive. But, flash drives are a double-edged sword. They make it easy to carry around a lot of data, but they also make it easy for individuals to walk off with lots of company information.
In a previous TR Dojo episode, I explain how to disable USB storage under OS X and Windows. But, I'm curious about how many organizations actually take these steps. Take our quick poll and let us know if your organization either disables or physically block USB ports on PCs.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.