Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Remember to Lock the Door and Turn Out the Lights When You Leave

eWeek reports that another laptop has gone missing this week at the Veterans Administration department.

See the story in eWeek.

What an embarrassment!

When the first laptop went missing last May, the VA cried mea culpa and promised stronger security and enforcement of their existing policies in the future.

They're not alone of course -- even big Internet companies make these kinds of mistakes. Look at AOL who also admitted a privacy slip up yesterday.

It's not only a loss of data, but a loss of faith and of integrity when an organization mishandles confidential information.

Build a stronger business by reviewing your security and privacy policies and procedures with staff on a regular basis.

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