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Analyst Study Shows Employees Continue to Put Data at Risk

Postby Egaladeist » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:06 pm

Second annual study sponsored by Absolute Software shows that business managers continue to disregard practices designed to secure their laptops and the data on them

VANCOUVER and TRAVERSE CITY, MI, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure computer lifecycle management solutions, and the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, announced today the results of the second annual "Human Factor in Laptop Encryption" study. According to the study, business managers continue to pose the greatest threat to sensitive company information such as customer records, health information and other private data. Despite the best efforts of IT departments, business managers continue to disengage, or turn off, their laptops' encryption solution - exposing company information to thieves should the computer go missing.


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Re: Analyst Study Shows Employees Continue to Put Data at Risk

Postby DaFoxx » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:44 pm

humans causing IT issues :shock:
no suprise there then
so how much did that survey cost ?
when we could have told 'em what they would find for nowt :D
well, maybe not nowt, but certainly a LOT cheaper than the team that did it
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Re: Analyst Study Shows Employees Continue to Put Data at Risk

Postby Aspman » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:13 am

Oooh was it biased?

Second annual study sponsored by Absolute Software


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Re: Analyst Study Shows Employees Continue to Put Data at Risk

Postby DaFoxx » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:33 pm

^ methinks the shepherd is a tad cynical :shock:
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Re: Analyst Study Shows Employees Continue to Put Data at Risk

Postby rapier57 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:53 pm

Having dealt with Absolute Software in their hunt for lost stuff, I think they are probably one of the more ethical companies. I would tend to trust their approach and interpretation of data.

Granted, they probably have a marketing agenda in some of it, but the reality is still there.
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