Theft and loss of portable computers has increased dramatically in recent years. Portable PC’s can hold tremendously sensitive data relating to company secrets or personal privacy. Yet the comparative mobility of portable PC’s makes data on them vulnerable in a way that data on servers and desktops is not. The size of portables makes them easy to steal, and the fact that employees commute and travel with them presents ample opportunities for both loss and theft.
While loss and theft of computer hardware can result in substantial monetary costs, it is often more important to ensure that the data on stolen portable computers cannot be accessed than recovering the hardware. This has been highlighted by a number of recent high profile incidents where company records were stolen as a result of laptop theft. For example, in August 2003, Well Fargo & Company lost more than 200,000 personal records when a thief stole one laptop belonging to the bank’s consultant.
Sekiur are experts at designing and implementing enterprise disk encryption solutions that can be centrally managed and maintained, and will be invaluable in preventing these types of exposures. In addition, we can assist organisations develop processes and procedures for disk encryption from implementation right through to support.