FOR GOVERNMENT & CNI
The increasing digitization of public services has meant reduced costs, greater efficiency, increased convenience for customers and streamlined collaboration with partners and suppliers. However, it’s also brought increased risks. USBs are used everywhere and by everyone. When used maliciously, they can deliver malware, steal critical data and cause inconceivable damage that’s often impossible to come back from.
Cybersecurity is the top priority for every government, at every level – especially with regulatory compliance such as GDPR in mind. Government departments are trusted by citizens and partners to protect their confidential data. If that data is stolen during a cyber-attack, it’s not only trust that could be compromised – it’s local and national security too. That’s on top of the hefty regulatory fines incurred by such a data breach.
The worst cyber-attack in DoD history came from a USB drive that was found in a car park. An employee plugged it into a DoD computer network, a virus called ‘agent.btz’ quickly spread throughout the U.S. military’s classified and unclassified networks. No one knows if any data was stolen or who created it – just that it took 14 months to eliminate.
Cyber criminals leave USBs for would-be victims to find and plug into their computers, in the hopes that they will try to return it to the owner, or just claim a free device for themselves. Each USB could contain malicious code that downloads malware, links to a phishing site, or even opens the door to more sophisticated breaches such as zero-day attacks or those that inject keystrokes to give hackers remote access to the victim’s computer.
The KUB ensures GDPR compliance, reduces the risks of mystery USBs, and helps government bodies manage BYOD and an increasingly remote workforce, while educating every department in cyber security and regulatory compliance. Having the KUB on site makes regular cleaning of USB devices an ingrained part of your department, national security a priority, and fear of cyber-attacks a thing of the past.