The most common computer crime is not virus attacks or hackers breaking into your network. It is laptop theft! Electronic devices like laptops, PDA and etc., spend more time out than in the office. With a mobile workforce, and business spread not across the country but across continents, laptop safety, and data security should be a number one priority for business owners.
The reason why business owners need to have a much higher level of security installed on their laptops is that they are usually working with very sensitive information that can ruin them if they get out in the public. Also, some businesses are working with clients closely and they are taking some personal information from them and guaranteeing that the information will not be publicized or shared with a third-party member. Well if someone would have stolen few laptops, all of that sensitive information would be in danger because the thief can have free access to all of the information that is located in these laptops.
According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, A Chronology of Data Breaches, April 9th, 2007, only 35% of the Fortune 100,000 IT professionals say they are equipped to deal with lost corporate or personal data. The same source says that since early 2005 more than 150 million personal records have been exposed. The 2006 Annual Study, The Cost of Data Breach by Ponemon Institute LLC, total cost averaged $182 per lost customer record – an increase of 30 percent over 2005 results. At $182 per record lost for 93 million records in 2006, the cost would be $16.9 billion! The same source says that on average, the cost of preventative measures is 4 times less than the cost of a breach.
One-third of companies surveyed said a major security breach could put them out of business, this according to McAfee and Data Monitor’s Data Loss Survey, 2007. Most surveys and studies also show that most businesses do not have a plan in place in case of a data breach, data theft or other similar events.
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