What is it about laptop security? Somehow organisations that presumably take great care of the data on their servers seem to lose it when it's on a laptop. At risk are thousands of names and other confidential information on customers, staff, even vulnerable children.
Here's a round-up of recent news about data security breaches sparked by the loss or theft of a laptop. Hmm. Is it time to review your organisation's laptop security policy, perhaps?
Laptop containing Southend children's social services case notes bought on eBay Machine 'went missing' from disposal contractor
Marks & Spencer warns 26,000 staff after laptop theft Not just any laptop theft, an M&S laptop theft
UPDATED: Stolen NHS laptop contains payroll data on 10,000 staff Password protection and locked premises 'not enough' security, experts warn
Serco to pay costs after exposing 16,000 council workers' data Names, addresses and bank details were on stolen laptop
Stolen NHS laptop contained details of 11,500 children Names, addresses and dates of birth on laptop taken from office
Nationwide fined nearly £1m for inadequate security FSA hits building society with penalty after theft of laptop holding customer data
And just to show it's not all laptops...
Department of Homeland Security data on 100,000 staff goes AWOL Hard drive for US airport security agency lost or stolen