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Preventing Physical Theft of Data

If you walk into any office building in America, chances are someone will have their computer password taped to the bottom of their keyboard. There are lots of dumb ways that data can be compromised, and while it’s usually more likely to happen online physical threats to your personal information are still fairly prevalent.

Physically losing a laptop or other mobile device is one of the most common – and most expensive – ways that businesses lose data. 25% of laptops are stolen from a car, while 14% are left or lost on airplanes and in airports. This can cost a business more than eight times the cost of the device to replace in terms of time spent changing account passwords and detecting any fraud or infiltrations. Only a quarter of these devices are ever recovered.

In 2006 a laptop and hard drive were stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs employee which resulted in the loss of 26.5 million names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, as well as 2.6 million disability ratings.

Learn more about the threat of physical data theft and how you can protect your data from the infographic below. Are you aware of all the threats and how to fight back?

Preventing Physical Theft of Data

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