Once again, I have met a new client that suffered a data breach because they lost a laptop. The news is filled with examples of this information. First of all, why are customer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers allowed to be stored on computers? Frequently it is without the company’s knowledge.
The simple solution? Have your IT professionals use full disk encryption on all laptops and then even the desktops. This means the data is scrambled on the device until the user enters their normal login. The setup is simple, the computer remains fast, and the user needs no additional training.
If your IT department isn’t setting up full disk encryption for all computers yet, ask them to start today.