Thursday, April 23, 2009

Study: Lost Laptops = Big Bucks

From todays' IAPP bulletin,

The Mercury News reports on the results of an Intel-commissioned study on business costs associated with lost or stolen laptops. Over five months, researchers from the Ponemon Institute examined 138 lost-laptop incidents across 29 business and government organizations. The typical cost per laptop to employers was $49,246. Much of the expense derives from the valuable sensitive data contained on the missing machines. "With each lost laptop there is the risk that sensitive data about customers, employees and business operations will end up in the wrong hands," according to the Ponemon report. Full Story

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