On Tuesday, we announced a new training module, called Data Protection and Destruction, where employees learn how to protect themselves when using portable storage devices and how to properly discard sensitive data. With USBGuru, and our new training module, we close the loop on effectively assessing and training employees about the safe handling of data.
USBGuru is a service that allows you to quickly create learning loops for the USB in the parking lot problem. It includes a way to create a USB stick with a small program on it. That program checks the username, and reports it to Wombat. This allows you to deliver training when the stick is inserted, or when the end user is tricked into running code. It also allows you to track when people fall for the attack, and (over time) measure if the training is having an effect.
So there’s a “teachable moment,” training, and measurement. I think that’s a really cool combination, and want to encourage folks to both check out what Wombat’s USBGuru does, and compare it to other training programs they may have in place.