USB and Bluetooth devices
What it is:
USB and Bluetooth are interfaces for connecting external devices. One of their indubitable advantages is that you do not need to install any special software to be able to work with this kind of devices. For example, a digital camera, a USB Flash Drive, an mp3 player are ready to work in Windows right after they are connected to the computer.
What it is for:
USB Flash Drive devices are very popular nowadays. These are small devices for transferring data. It is possible to carry up to 4 GB of data on a moden Flash Drive. And it is nothing but a real find for a spy.
Even if you have a corporate firewall, you cannot exclude information leaks via USB. StaffCop allows you to detect when external devices get connected and displays detailed statistics regarding the type, date and time of the connection, the model of the device and so on.
For example, connecting such a device at the end of the day is not a necessity for each employee and may often look suspicious.
How it is implemented in StaffCop:
StaffCop collects statistics about how connected USB and Bluetooth devices are used. It is possible to detect the moments when devices are connected and disconnected. It is also possible to detect the type and name of the device.
The most important information about the system operations on the employee's computer is displayed on the "Events" tab of the agent in the administrative module. Statistics for USB and Bluetooth devices belong to this type of information. To refresh information on the tab, press F5 or select the corresponding item in the context menu.
You can find reports with information about the use of USB/Bluetooth in the "Events" section. They contains the name of the device, its type, when it was connected or disconnected.