Sticky security problems
For any security policy to work it needs to be implemented across the board. If you decide to ban memory sticks, this ban must apply to everyone. But telling people that they shouldn't use them is not as effective as making sure that they can't.
If you do decide to allow the use of memory sticks, it doesn't necessarily mean that you close your eyes and hope for the best. There are various products available that allow protection for the network and the information it contains.
By Jackie Groves at vnunet.
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