Blog Tag: Usb

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...

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...

Webinar Recap: Metadefender Kiosk and NRC Milestone 8 Inspections

December 15, 2017 by Tony Berning
This year my colleagues and I were onsite for the first Nuclear Regulatory Commission cyber security program Milestone 8 inspections at the South Texas Project and Monticello nuclear power plants. We took away some key observations from...

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's New Metadefender Client Feature Protects Endpoints from Malware on USB Drives

March 07, 2017
OPSWAT today announced the release of a major new MetaDefender Client feature: the ability to block access to USB drives until they have been scanned by MetaDefender. This dynamic new USB scanning feature fills a security gap for many...