The Ministry of Defence in the UK has just released statistics about the number of data loss incidents in 2009 and thus far in 2010. So far, the figures are down from those in 2008, but this arm of the government still suffered 347 data loss incidents in 2009 and has had 71 incidents in the first 2 months of 2010.
Dave Everitt, EMEA general manager with Absolute Software, says the statistics show it is essential for companies to know where their data - and data devices - are on a consistent basis:
"It's crucial for organisations to understand the importance of knowing where your data is at all times. It might sound obvious, but IT departments need to be managing and monitoring all devices on a daily basis"
Products from Absolute Software such as Absolute Manage and the Computrace product line can help you secure your IT assets - and thus your data. It's important to know who is operating which devices and what data is at risk on that device - that way, if something goes missing, you can shut that device down and track it for possible recovery.