How to stay safe from malware when using portable media


1. Use trusted sources: Only use USB-media devices from trusted sources and be cautious of any unsolicited devices received in the mail or in person.

2. Use anti-virus and anti-malware software: Install and keep up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software on all systems that may interact with USB-media devices.

3. Keep systems up-to-date: Keep all systems up-to-date with the latest security patches and software updates to prevent exploitation of known vulnerabilities.

4. Educate employees: Educate employees on safe USB-media device practices, such as not connecting devices from unknown sources, not opening suspicious attachments or links, and scanning all devices for malware before connecting them to organizational systems.

5. Limit device access: Limit access to USB-media devices to only those employees who require them for their job function and implement policies that require all USB-media devices to be approved before use.

6. Use USB-media device sanitization tools: Implement USB-media device sanitization tools, such as Hunna, to scan and sanitize USB-media devices before connecting them to organizational systems.

7. Monitor USB-media device activity: Monitor USB-media device activity and log all connected devices to detect and prevent any unauthorized access or suspicious activity.


By following these tips, clients can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber security threats when using portable media.

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