The human factor in laptop encryption (The Register)
This white paper from Ponemon Institute on behalf of Absolute Software is based on a survey of UK business managers and IT security professionals. [...]
According to the report 50 per cent of business managers have turned off the laptop’s encryption solution. Thirty three per cent of those who turned off the encryption solution say that this violates company’s security policy [...].
Ponemon rang up 106 big airports in 46 states to discover that Business travellers lose about 12,000 laptops a week in US airports. Not all, or even most, are stolen by airport staff – 40 per cent of losses occur at security checkpoints. But of the laptops that are found, just 33 per cent are reclaimed by their owner. The rest are sold off, leaving "potentially millions of files containing sensitive or confidential data that may be accessible to a large number of airport employees and contractors". (Quelle: TheRegister.co.uk)
Der pure Horror.