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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.

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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