Many organizations have policies governing the use of thumb drives. What best describes your situation? (Poll Closed)

  • Thumb drives are banned and not used.
    452 votes

  • Thumb drives are banned, but we still use them on occasion.
    141 votes

  • My company had no policy on the use of thumb drives.
    495 votes


Poll posted 11 years ago.

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  • MDW - 11 years ago

    Never had a problem with them in any environment I've managed. As with most things governmental, the problem lies with a lack of preparation, and choosing to be reactionary rather than having safeguards in place to protect the system.

    Most, if not all, antivirus applications have the option to scan removable media upon activation. One the drive mounts, the scanner will search the contents of the drive and alert you to any viral or other malware threats.

  • Greg - 11 years ago

    The disabling of auto run (a stig requirement) along with updated anti virus signatures is an extremely strong deterrent for thumb drive malware as 99% propagates via the auto run feature of windows.

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