[unisog] Policy on "removeable storage devices"

Harry Hoffman hhoffman at ip-solutions.net
Fri Apr 29 13:57:10 GMT 2005

hmm, interesting question especially because 1 and 2 GB usb key disks 
are starting to become really affordable.

I just got a 1GB sized one for $60/USD.

It's small (read easy to lose) and the capacity means I can store quite 
a bit of sensitive data on it.

The one that I have (SanDisk Cruzer Mini 1GB) comes with an encryption 
program (windows only) so I use gpg/openssl to encrypt everything on it.


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
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