Connecticut: Dozens of Laptops Missing Since July 2006

Security breaches are reported almost every day. When one state, Connecticut, looks are the cumulative data, since July 2006, the results are staggering:

“HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ More than two dozen state-owned laptop computers have been reported lost or stolen since July 2006 from government offices, classrooms, employees’ vehicles and their homes, according to state records.”

link: Report: More than two dozen state laptops missing since July 2006

A person may shred paper with the slightest detail of personal information and take whatever precautions necessary to safeguard sensitive data. However, when government agencies for one single state are losing laptops at this rate, what chance does the ordinary citizen have of not being a victim of identity theft?

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations
FlyingHamster: http://flyinghamster.com/

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