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originally posted by: wecomeinpeace
Yep, my company has very tight cyber-sphincter.
Originally posted by KidFinger
So it seems a better policing system needs to be put in place.
Sorry, but I can't accept that. And I believe that if a personal business has a problem with how its' information is stored, then that's how the problem should be addressed.......maybe some programming code that would make it less likely to transfer files of a sensitive nature.
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
The computers at my office are all configured such that you can't use USB disks. Emailing files out is possible but you will be caught because emails go through the company server and are monitored by the IT department. Use of personal email is banned and the company logs and monitors employees' Internet usage, so again, they will know. Yep, my company has very tight cyber-sphincter.
Originally posted by junglejake
Those concerns already exist. Most computers now have CD, if not DVD, writing capabilities, which can hold a lot more than a thumbdrive. Also, most viruses aren't huge, and a simple 3 1/4" floppy would work well as a transport device. If security isn't up to the level to protect against these two threats, thumbdrives simply allow people to do it more conveniently and quickly.
Most companies have security measures to protect against this kind of informational espionage.