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RE: USB and smart drives
From: "Mike" <mike () superiorholidayadventures ca>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 08:26:49 -0500

Has anyone implemented a policy or process to protect networks from
viruses
brought in by users with USB drives, that are not company issued so no
passwords etc.

I'm thinking that AV with on access and write to disc scans should
help,
but
I'd like to see some of the policies others have implemented.

Policy?  "Don't bring them in.  If you do, and the network becomes
infected you lose all computer priviledges."

But that shouldn't happen (network becomes infected) if:

Process?  Have some form of anti-virus installed on all client computers
and server.  Schedule regular daily virus updates.  Schedule weekly
virus sweeps.

If your anti-virus is good, and your definitions are current, you should
be able to stop virus outbreaks.  If not, then good luck to you! :)

Mike Fetherston

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