Encrypted USBs should not be seen as a potential problem but as a cost-effective solution. They can be procured for less than the average tape price and will never leave a site unencrypted as a lot of tapes unfortunately do.
The levels of encryption on them are also high with their appearance giving no suggestion of the owner and therefore no indication of a possible password.
It is also mandatory for passwords to include upper and lower case letters as well numbers, again maintaining the high level of encryption.
Their capacity is to such an extent that they can handle hundreds of thousands of patient records making them a more than viable option for carrying the amount of data that passes through various health sector organisations.
More importantly, encrypted USBs are a positive option for increasing the agility and efficiency of the health sector, benefiting organisations and more importantly the public.