As long as unencrypted USB sticks with Heathrow Airport airport security data are found on London’s streets, it is clear that the security risk posed by lost smartphones and flash drives is still significantly underestimated. We show what companies can do to prevent data misuse.
Have you read the recent article by Warwick Ashford (Security Editor, ComputerWeekly.com) on the settlement that US retail giant Target paid for the 2013 data breach? Well, on records, it summed up to $220 million including legal fees and other associated costs. Maybe more. But what is key is – how did the data get out?