Using Removable Storage Media including Diskettes and CDs

When using removable storage media, there are additional Information Security risks associated with the portability of the media.

To view the related Policy click      


  • Loss or 'disappearance' of disks, tapes, etc. can compromise the confidentiality of the organisation's data.

  • Ensure that all media are stored safely and securely.
  • Make sure that all media are labelled clearly, whether physically and/or electronically, and that they can be located easily when needed.
  • Designate key individuals to monitor the storage and use of removable media.

  • Damage to media compromises the integrity of your corporate records.

  • Follow the manufacturers' recommendations when handling the media.
  • Take protective measures against environmental extremes of temperature, humidity, dust, etc., appropriate to the importance and sensitivity of the data.
  • Consider carefully the safeguards required for any media being moved or stored off-site; especially backup tapes / disks.
  • In the case of irreplaceable data, you should consider taking security copies, each of which must be properly safeguarded.
  • Consider using fire-resistant storage cabinets for such media.

Previous PageTop of this pageNext Page

Information Security Policies from US$595


Use of the guidance contained within RUSecure™ is subject to the End User Licence Agreement
This site created with EasyHTMLHelp(tm) for MS Word


Next PageUpPrevious Page