Chapter 15 - USB Flash Drives


We commonly use USB drives to transfer, store, and read files in a convenient and simple way at an affordable price.

They connect to our computers via USB ports and are one of the most widely used storage methods.

In this chapter we will look at the risks associated with these devices and how to protect ourselves against possible threats arising from their use.

Learning objectives

  • Risks involved with using USB flash drives.
  • What precautions should we take to protect a USB flash drive?
  • Tips and tricks for using USB drives safely.

Self-assessment questionnaire

This chapter includes 5 self-assessment questions aimed at reinforcing the concepts learned and practiced in the interactive slides.

The self-assessment questions raise issues that require reflection and application of what has been learned.


  • 20 minutes