In an article for CNET News.com Abe Usher describes how he created an application that runs on an iPod and is capable of downloading business related documents (Word, Excel, PDFs etc.) at a rate of 100Mb per minute!
"To the naked eye, somebody doing this would look like any other employee listening to their iPod at their desk. … the person stealing data need not even have access to a keyboard but can simply plug into a USB port on any active machine."
The article goes on to point out that some of the greatest data risks in organisations now com from the INSIDE!
"[how many businesses] have realized it’s possible to plug in an iPod and just walk away with the whole business in a matter of minutes."
Make sure you have the misuse and theft of corporate data as in your Acceptable Use Policy!
And make sure you read our article on the Information Commissioner and his Big(ger) Teeth