Friday, July 10, 2009

Laptop Theft Stats from CSI

Here's why you and your company should seriously consider Phoenix FailSafe(tm):


According to the Computer Security Institute (CSI), in 2008, 42 percent of major corporations surveyed experienced laptop theft resulting in major losses. CSI also found the average corporation had 640 laptops, 1,075 smart phones, 1,985 memory sticks and 1,324 other data devices stolen. And according to the Ponemon Institute and Dell, more than 12,000 laptops are stolen at airports each week; most are never recovered.

“It’s just foolhardy to be blasé about the security of your laptop, especially when you travel,” said Eric Forker, president of information technology provider Forker Technologies, which services small and medium-size companies throughout Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and south Jersey. “There’s a lot of vital data at stake, and the headaches involved with the loss of data or outright theft of your laptop are epic. The good news is there are some easy, inexpensive things you can do to prevent it or to mitigate the potential loss to your company.”

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