02/28/2013 03:26 AMThe rules have always been no laptops and no thumb drives. Why? Because you have idiots who try and steal source code and other confidential information from major events like this.
Posted by Moodey
I imagine the laptop rule is more for your own protection than anything else. If they are bringing source code and confidential material to blizzcon, then they have serious infosec issues. They can't really do anything about thumb drives. People carry them all the time and they can't be policed without personal rights infringement and breaking the law. If the workstations are locked down, usb sticks are rendered useless, another infosec issue.