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USB Drives Deliver Dangerous Malware to Industrial Facilities: Honeywell

November 01, 2018 / Eduard Kovacs

Malware is still being delivered to industrial facilities via USB removable storage devices and some threats can cause significant disruptions, according to a report published on Thursday by Honeywell. The industrial giant last year launched SMX, a product designed to protect facilities from USB-born threats, and the company has also been using it to determine the risk posed by USB drives to such organizations. Honeywell has analyzed data collected from 50 locations across the United States, South America, Europe and the Middle East. The enterprises whose systems were part of the study represented the energy, oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper, and other sectors.