Monday, June 20, 2011

Data Loss Points to Need for Encryption

Yet another data loss has pointed to the need for encryption on laptops. Twenty computers went missing at the London health Services in the UK. One of them, not recovered, contained health records of as many as 8 million people. it was not encrypted.

An article on the subject pointed out that less than half of all UK companies encrypt the data on their laptops. some observers are raising the idea of sanctions for this oversight. It's a good idea. There is little excuse for not encrypting the data on laptops, particularly when they contain sensitive data.

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