question on USB security

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Salvador, May 17, 2009.

  1. Salvador

    Salvador Guest

    Hi!!

    1 .- There is a form of Send email to the administrator each time you
    connect a USB model with this?.

    2 .- One can know through script that is copied to a USB?.

    Thank you.
     
    Salvador, May 17, 2009
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  2. Salvador

    Al Dunbar Guest

    Not sure what you mean. Are you wanting to be able to have the administrator
    automatically send an email whenever anyone connects a USB device to a
    workstation?
    You want to have a script that can keep track of everything that is ever
    copied to a USB storage device?

    /Al
     
    Al Dunbar, May 17, 2009
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  3. Salvador

    Salvador Guest

    1.- YES
    2.- YES

     
    Salvador, May 21, 2009
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  4. Salvador

    Al Dunbar Guest

    IMHO, this might be scriptable, however one would need to first consider the
    purpose of this notification. Would it be to simply log who connected a USB
    device to what computer when for review after the fact? Or would it be so
    the admin would contact the user, or perhaps visit the computer, to
    investigate in real time.
     
    Al Dunbar, May 22, 2009
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  5. Salvador

    Al Dunbar Guest

    [dang built-in trackpad!]

    [before I so rudely interrupted myself]

    this will be more difficult. You would either have to interject your logging
    function into every type of copy (copy, xcopy, robocopy, windows explorer
    copy, etc.), or record the drive's content when inserted and when removed.
    There are so many ways that that could go wrong, that I suspect the results
    you would get would only give you a false sense of security.

    /Al
     
    Al Dunbar, May 22, 2009
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