Small USB storage devices are a very useful way of transferring large pieces of data from one device to another. Still, ever since they were introduced, USBs have been quite a huge threat to companies’ data security. They are easy to lose and steal, employees (or even a third party) can connect dubious or infected USBs to work computers, there can be malware on the flash drive... A simple device can cause serious breaches in the security of any network.
So, how can enterprises safely enjoy the benefits of the ClickShare Button in the workplace. Should your IT manager take additional security measures to assure safety, privacy and confidentiality in the company network?
To kickstart, we show you how we designed the Button with security in mind and share some best practices for employing USB in a company network, that are relevant for the ClickShare Button. Although we have built in a lot of security measures ourselves, it remains clear that data protection is a joint responsibility.
During the design and development of our wireless solutions, the focus on securing external risks is key. When developing the ClickShare Button, which is a USB device made for wireless content sharing and for a wireless connection to the AV peripherals in the meeting room, we made sure the connection between a ClickShare Button and a Base Unit is always secure.
Of course, every IT organization has its own policies and standards in place, that apply to any solution and product in the company network, and we can only advise customers to keep their security standard high. When deciding to buy new technology, it is advisable to test whether the new solution is safe enough for your company networks.
Barco has put additional measures in place that allow you to verify the integrity of the ClickShare Button and App.
Make sure your company devices like laptops always have an up-to-date virus scan and virus definition. In case any malicious software would be launched from the Desktop it will immediately be captured and blocked by the virus scanner.
In addition, we advise customers to update ClickShare Base Units with the latest software every quarter and to regularly pair Buttons to their respective Base Units to keep units safe of vulnerabilities and bugs.