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Removable devices could be putting businesses at risk

March 22, 2019 / Sead Fadilpasic

What good are best security practices and policies if your employees aren’t sticking to them? New research among UK workers are doing just that – not adhering to their own companies’ cybersecurity policies. The report was released by ESET and Kingston Digital, and is based on a poll of 500 British business leaders. It says that almost 70 per cent of companies do have best practice guidelines, but most people aren’t paying attention to them. Almost half (44 per cent), for example, don’t secure removable devices such as USB sticks with anti-virus software. Not only does that leave a business vulnerable, but also opens the doors for a potential GDPR fine, and we know how hefty those can be. ESET’s cybersecurity specialist Jake Moore says businesses are moving in the right direction with guidelines, but that’s obviously not enough. “IT teams must work closely with other departments to ensure that employees are following the guidelines on a da...