[unisog] Policy on "removeable storage devices"

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Fri Apr 29 03:02:41 GMT 2005


On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 12:29:42PM +1200, Russell Fulton wrote:
> HI Folks,
> 	 We currently have a policy regarding the use of laptop computers,
> particularly as they relate to sensitive data:
> 
> http://www.auckland.ac.nz/security/LaptopSecurityPolicy.htm
> 
> and we are now looking at addressing similar issues with the ubiquitous
> usb/firewire storage devices which are even easier to loose or have
> stolen.
> 
> We are particularly interested to hear if anyone has experience with
> data encryption for such devices -- either built in to the device or via
> software on the 'host' machine.
> 
> Cheers, Russell
>  
> -- 
> Russell Fulton, Information Security Officer, The University of Auckland
> New Zealand
> 
> PS. you are welcome to look at our other policies in this directory --
> No, I did not choose the colour scheme ;)

	One of our suppliers pointed me at www.safend.com which appears to be
an audit and control package for USB devices which looked interesting on their
web page (which is as much as I know about the product :-)).

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada


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