When using a universal storage bus (USB) flash drive to transport confidential corporate data to an
offsite location, an effective control would be to:
carry the flash drive in a portable safe.
assure management that you will not lose the flash drive.
request that management deliver the flash drive by courier.
encrypt the folder containing the data with a strong key.
Encryption, with a strong key, is the most secure method for protecting the information on the flash
drive. Carrying the flash drive in a portable safe does not guarantee the safety of the information in
the event that the safe is stolen or lost. Nomatter what measures you take, the chance of losing the
flash drive still exists. It is possible that a courier might lose the flash drive or that it might be stolen.