The Hidden Costs of a Laptop
86% of businesses own laptops
Did you know 46% of all laptops contain confidential information, yet only a third of those laptops are encrypted.1 In one year alone, lost laptops caused more than 9,000 security incidents and 116 confirmed data breaches. 2
Theft or fraud using a laptop is the second most common cause of an organisation's worst data breach. 2
In 2013, a laptop containing 20,143 employee records
was lost. The council was fined £150,000.
The largest ever
fine for a data breach is £980,000
following the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing personal data of £11m bank customers
To avoid a security breach:
- Keep your laptop secure
- Back up
- Dispose of it properly (when you're finished with it)
Lost or stolen laptops resulted in 9,000 security incidents last year2 and each lost laptop cost businesses, on average, £31,194.1 What are the hidden costs of laptops and the convenience of mobility? Find out:
- How laptop theft is resulting in security breaches;
- Statistics on security threats caused by mobile devices;
Tips for avoiding an IT security breach; and
Why businesses need better laptop security policies.
1. "The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem." Ponemon Institute. 2010. May 2014.
2. PWC 2015 UK Information Security Breached Survery
3. www.techworld.com/security/ uks-10-most-infamous-data-breaches-3604586/