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[Dataloss] 97% of stolen laptops are never recovered (fwd)
From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Thu Jul 06 2006 - 16:16:59 CDT
Forwarded from Al Mac <macwheel99_at_sigecom.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:08:29 -0500
97% of stolen laptops are never recovered, according to this article
600,000 were stolen in 2003
750,000 were stolen in 2005
People need to learn not to leave their laptops unattended such in plain
sight in locked auto or in e-sight with
the wireless port open when not in use. Anyone can suffer from burglary,
but there are prudent actions to reduce
risk of an incident.
The data on the laptop should also be protected ... encryption, passwords
Does your laptop really need to be carrying around sensitive data that can
be better protected at employer HQ?
Let's assume that some day our laptop is going to get stolen.
There needs to be a directory some place of what sensitive info was on it,
so that proper notifications can
rapidly go to everyone affected.
Al Mac AKA Alister Wm. Macintyre
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