Lets be honest the people who run your IT department probably have had iPod’s, USB Sticks for a long time. Now the big suprise I bet they have had them plugged into the corporate network sharing music and files for the past couple of years with their fellow IT coworkers. So I am sure they realized long ago that it would be easy for someone to upload something nasty from home onto the network via one of these devices. I also bet those IT departments have put in place policies for such devices.
If your company hasn’t then you need to fire you lead IT manager. One thing the majority of IT professionals don’t need, is some analyst figuring this out about 5 years to late. [ZDNet]