Spangler, Todd
July 2006
Baseline;Jul2006, Issue 61, p15
The article considers the efforts made by companies to protect their data amidst the increasing incidents of lost or stolen laptops. Steven Zimmerman, vice president of technology risk management for Regions Financial Corp., used to face questions about the importance of computer security to their businesses. But lately, the lost laptop incidents made the businesses realized the importance of security by themselves. Organizations are unprepared for accidental or deliberate data breaches which are usually caused by insiders or employees who take their work to home. Gartner analyst Avivah Litan thinks that companies will be increasing their security projects to prevent information leak out, including deployment of software that stops sensitive data from being copied.


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