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Security culture needed to prevent public sector data losses.

PGP (GB) : 22 January, 2008  (Technical Article)
Unencrypted data on stolen MoD laptop unacceptable at all levels according to Jamie Cowper of PGP Corporation.
Defence Secretary Des Browne has admitted today that three military laptops with personal details of up to 600,000 people have been lost. Mr Browne has confirmed that the data contained on the laptops - including passport numbers, insurance numbers and bank details - was unencrypted.

Jamie Cowper, Director of Marketing EMEA at data protection expert PGP Corporation, has made the following comments in response:

"The harsh reality of data loss continues to create more embarrassment for the Government. The fact that yet more laptops holding sensitive information have gone missing with no encryption in place is an indictment of the lack of value placed on data within many public sector organisations.

Data security needs to be at the very top of the Government's agenda in order to stop this happening again. But policies, procedures and training will take time and money to implement - and in that time, laptops will continue to be lost. As such, organisations must make it an absolute priority to start proactively defending electronic information now.

The cost of investing in enterprise data security solutions, such as encryption, is dwarfed by the potential cost of a data breach - as can be seen in the fallout to the HMRC incident. But far from being a stop-gap solution, a centrally managed encryption platform would ensure that when the next laptop goes missing, citizens can rest assured that the data within remains completely inaccessible and of no use to cyber criminals."

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