This important discovery was revealed in an article recently written by Lucas Mearian, a writer for ComputerWorld’s Security division.
SanDisk Corp. and Verbatim Corp. have joined Kingston Technology Inc. in warning customers about a potential security threat posed by a flaw in the hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption on their USB flash drives.
Please pass this information along to your information security managers and your organization’s business continuity planning teams in order to update their current security policies and procedures and close this potential area of risk for their organization.
While this appears to be only a technical compliance risk to the implementation of your security policy, there is also some level of operations compliance to be recognized and certainly not overlooked as well.
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