2010 – the year for Infosecurity to clean up its act?

February 1, 2010

A story today tickled the team. Apparently 4,500 USB keys have been left at drycleaners around the UK last year (Story courtesy of our friends at www.storagenewsletter.com).

Of course the stats have been extrapolated from a survey of 100 drycleaners in the UK. So the problem may in fact be much worse or maybe not. But it does of course does point to the vulnerability of these moveable sticks of data joy. And means that everyone in line to get fined up to £500,000 for these types of Data Protection Act losses could be taken to the cleaners in more ways than one.

We did of course look into the issues of data loss in the Launchpad IT Security Index last year and as promised we’ll be sharing the final findings from the survey here over the coming weeks in the run up to RSA.

In the meantime, please check your pockets peeps!

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