Blog Tag: Portable-Media

What Does 'Sheep Dip' Mean in Cyber Security?

February 16, 2018
Several UK-based vendors and experts recommend "sheep-dipping" removable storage devices – USB drives, hard drives, memory cards, etc. – in order to prevent malware outbreaks. But what does "sheep dip" mean? Origin of the Term 'Sheep...

6 Potential Security Gaps in File Transfer Process for Critical Infrastructure

January 29, 2018 by Bryan Vale
In September 2017, Wired reported that hackers had gained access to multiple electrical power facilities in the U.S. Conceivably, the hackers could have shut off the power for thousands of citizens and companies, much like how hackers...

Police Handing Out Malware-Infected USBs Is Not an Isolated Incident

January 18, 2018 by Bryan Vale
In one of the most ironic pieces of cyber security news in recent months, Taiwanese police inadvertently gave out USB drives containing malware as prizes for a cyber security quiz, as reported by BleepingComputer. The USB drives were...

Did You Miss Our Webinar About Digital Signing and Verification?

August 30, 2017 by Tony Berning
In July, I gave a presentation on a new feature for MetaDefender Kiosk and Client: digital signing and verification. If you missed the webinar, titled "Why Digital Signing and Verification Is Paramount in Cross-Domain Environments," you...

OPSWAT Releases Media Validation for Metadefender Kiosk and Client

July 31, 2017
OPSWAT today announced the release of MetaDefender Client with Media Validation, which validates portable media that has previously been scanned with MetaDefender Kiosk. This powerful new feature will help organizations deploy...