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Why are USB drives still relevant today?

The evolution of USB flash drives

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Given we are in a world where 60% of all global corporate data is stored in the cloud*, does this mean that USB flash drives are no longer relevant?

Perhaps not.

Since the first USB flash drives were introduced over 20 years ago, their development has continued and their utility has evolved from simply a convenient way to store and transfer files into an ultra-secure storage tool. USB flash drives allow users and organisations to achieve a multi-layered approach to cyber security.

In this eBook, we speak with three key industry experts to learn how encrypted USB drives have come to the fore, and where they sit amongst cloud storage. We debate how the growth of both regulation and cyber threats has been a catalyst for this evolution.

We also ask why organisations look to this storage mainstay to help solve data security challenges of today and tomorrow, as well as some practical steps to help keep your data secure.

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Rafael Bloom

Rafael has spent his career within senior Technology Product, Marketing Communications and Business Development roles. His advisory practice focuses on the new organisational, product and communications challenges of technological and regulatory changes, with a central aim of building and preserving revenue streams. This highly diverse work involves subject matter expertise on information governance and compliance by design, data privacy, and emerging technologies such as AdTech, Mobile & 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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Tomasz Surdyk

With over 24 years of experience in IT security within governments, Tomasz is a leading figure when it comes to information security, personal data and cybersecurity. In his past, he has inspected ICT systems and networks that process classified information and personal data in government administration and has security clearance for NATO and the EU. For several years, he has been the owner of a company specialising in the implementation of secure solutions increasing the security of business information and personal data.

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David Clarke

David is recognised as one of the top 10 influencers by Thompson Reuter’s “Top 30 most influential thought-leaders and thinkers on social media, in risk management, compliance and reg-tech in the UK” and is in the top 50 list of Global Experts by Kingston Technology. In the past, David held multiple security management positions such as Global Head of Security Service Delivery and Head of Security Infrastructure for Global FTSE 100 companies.

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