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Michelle
Michelle
5/16/2018 12:00:09 AM
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Re: Stopping the buck
I agree. Drawing hard lines and stopping bucks is a good strategy. :p 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/15/2018 6:52:54 AM
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Re: blocked!
@Michelle: Yeah, they're still pretty much given out like Halloween candy.

Reasonably speaking, the risk is small. That said, except for well-vetted ones, if I use any of those, I do it on backed-up air-gapped devices and machines I don't especially care about.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/15/2018 6:50:40 AM
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Stopping the buck
Every security measure worth a damn is a culture shock to some extent. In this particular case, the risk of outside USB devices and the like has long been known and spoken of in cybersecurity circles. If IBM's move here is THIS much of a culture shock, then there were clearly some failures in managing expectations. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean that the risks should continue. A hard line has to be drawn, and the buck has to stop somewhere.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/14/2018 10:14:45 PM
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blocked!
I'm surprised to learn usb drives are still given out at security trade shows. I didn't think IBM employees would still be using them considering the endpoint vulnerability. Is it common for some of these larger, older companies to allow removable media?

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