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WSJ on securing mobile data

The lost or stolen personal data story has struck federal agencies in a big way over the past few weeks, starting with the VA, of course, but then there have been a string of cases -- USDA, Navy, Energy.

FCW's cover earlier this month offered tips and products that should help agencies -- and vendors -- keep track of that mobile data.

The WSJ today has a story about keeping track of the data on laptops.

The burden of lugging around laptop computers for work around the clock is getting heavier as companies foist more of the responsibility of guarding against theft and other security lapses on their employees...

Before traveling on business, Marian Mays, payroll operations manager in Boeing's Seattle office, has started having her laptop examined by the company's security personnel to make sure she doesn't have any sensitive data stored on it. Once she is on the road, logging on to the company's server requires multiple passwords. "You just have to deal with it," she says. "We get creative with the passwords."

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Jun 28, 2006 at 12:15 PM


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