Letter: Memory sticks, laptop PCs at constant risk
In regard to “Handhelds, laptops increase IT security worries, survey finds
,” The use and daily loss of unencrypted memory sticks nationwide is an element not broadcast across the news media, as is the loss of laptop computers. These devices are constantly observed in the open, dangling from pockets, belts, purses, etc., and also are wide open to a snatcher.
Simply stop by a retail distributor and purchase another replacement for each and every memory stick lost. These lost memory sticks are not being issued and controlled by the employer as a controlled item.
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