A USB Drive Test allows you to test your users on how they will react to finding unknown removable storage devices such as thumb drives. Using the USB tab within your management console, you can automatically create files for this purpose which you can then upload to any thumb drive of your choice.
Your USB Drive Test campaign will track if the files placed on these drives are accessed, and information such as access time and IP address is always collected and provided to you within your campaign report.
Depending on what file type you choose to use for your USB Drive Test, the file may also contain macros which the user will be prompted to enable. Should a user enable the macros in the file, then additional data such as username and computer name is also tracked and provided to you in your campaign reports.
To learn more about USB drive tests, read the tutorial below, or watch our USB drive test video.
To get started, you will need a USB drive.
You will need at least one USB drive for your test. You can use more than one USB per USB drive test campaign. Remember, you may not be able to physically retrieve the USB drive again once your test begins, so consider that when choosing a USB drive for this test.
USB Drive Test Overview.
Click the USB tab at the top of your management console. This page is where you can manage or view any existing USB Drive Test campaigns. Click the "+Create USB Drive Test" button to create a new campaign.
Enter basic campaign details.
During the creation of a new campaign, you will specify a name for your campaign, the location where you will leave the device, and any additional notes you'd like to make about that campaign which would be helpful for you to track. Click "Create USB Drive Test" once all details are entered.
Download and rename your test file(s).
On your campaign screen, you will see a list of files you can download. You can download multiple files if you'd like to.
You can also rename the files. If you'd like, you can choose to rename the files in a way that entices your users to open them, depending on your organization (SalaryInformation.xls, for example).
NOTE: Document opening and macro enabling will not be tracked until you click the Start Campaign button at the bottom of your individual campaign screen.
Transfer your test files onto your USB drive.
Place the files you've downloaded and renamed onto your removable device.
Start your test, then plant your USB drive.
Click the Start Campaign button at the bottom of your campaign screen, and then leave your USB drive(s) in the location you designated.
Track your USB Drive Test details.
You can check in on your individual USB Drive Test details by clicking on the name of a campaign beneath the USB tab of your management console.
Click on the title of the campaign you'd like to review for a basic overview of how many opens have occurred or how many times macros have been enabled on a file.
You can click on the Details tab beneath an individual campaign for additional details, such as the date and time files were opened or macros were enabled, and the IP address and location of the user who opened a file. If macros were enabled by a user, you will be able to see their display name as well as their computer name.
When will my USB Drive Test finish?
There is no specified duration for how long a USB Drive Test will run for. When you're ready to stop tracking file opens and macros enabled on the USB drive(s) associated with this campaign, you can click the "End Campaign" button beneath an individual campaign's Overview page.
MY USB drive test report is not showing macros enabled.
If macros aren't being recorded but opens are, check out this FAQ for a possible fix: My USB Drive Test Report is Not Showing Macros Enabled