81% of U.S. firms lost laptops with sensitive data in the past year

Thursday, 17 August 2006, 12:22 AM EST

Loss of confidential data - including intellectual property, business documents, customer data and employee records - is a pervasive problem among U.S. companies, according to a survey released yesterday by Ponemon Institute and Vontu, a provider of data loss prevention products.

Eighty-one percent of companies surveyed reported the loss of one or more laptops containing sensitive information during the past 12 months, according to the survey, which queried nearly 500 information security professionals.

At Computerworld.

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