Do you own a flash drive (or two)? If you’re like most people, you do. They are affordable, convenient, and perfect for keeping your files with you anywhere you go—so you’re probably wondering why are we suggesting that you kick this habit ASAP? Most of the advantages to flash drives are the same as their weaknesses.
Having a small device that can go in your pocket or in your purse and carry all of your files is extremely convenient and practical. But their small size also makes them easy to lose and a target to be stolen. All of your files could end up in someone else’s hands and there is no way that is a good thing for your company. An incident just recently happened to one of the world’s leading professional services organizations. A flash drive, containing information on clients’ current and former employees’ 401k retirement plans, was stolen. This is not the first company, or the last, that has experienced this same nightmare.