Main | Monday, July 07, 2008

I'll Email You When I Land... Or Not.

I've lost stuff at airports over the years, usually a hat or a jacket that I took off while waiting for a flight - but this surprises me.
Lost your laptop at a U.S airport and thought it was bad luck, well guess what? You are one of 12,000 in a week. According to a study published by the Ponemon Institute and Dell Computer. "It’s staggering to learn that up to 600,000 laptops are lost in U.S. airports annually, many containing sensitive information that companies must account for," said Larry Ponemon. This report offers a very different view from sources that collect breach disclosure information, such as, where only a few companies disclose laptop thefts each week mostly because the employees and the companies are embarrassed of the numbers.
According to the story, only 30% of lost laptops are recovered. Where do they all end up? I'm guessing Ebay.


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