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Federal departments consider banning USB keys in wake of dozens of security breaches

A USB key handed out to an employee in the federal department that helps Canadian companies compete for domestic and foreign security contracts vanished early in 2013.

January 6, 2014
By Canadian Security


A week-long trail of emails, phone calls led security officials to conclude it was “impossible to assess [the] compromise” related to the loss of the device. Nor was it clear who was telling the truth about the number of hands the one small device passed through: Employees pointed fingers at each other, with none knowing where the USB key ended up.

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