Thumb-sized leaks in corporate security
Proliferating flash drives and other personal memory devices are causing corporate IT managers to rethink data security policies and enforcement. But the balance between corporate security and user convenience has never been more difficult to achieve, because ubiquitous thumb-size drives can hold gigabytes of corporate information.
"In many cases, it's an unrecognized security problem," says Jack Gold, founder of J. Gold Associates, an IT consulting firm. "And it's not just flash drives. A lot of users have discovered that iPods make convenient backup devices."
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