Equipment losses still plague VA: GAO report — by Joseph Conn

This is powerful story because the expert quoted points out that most organizations do not bother to account for lost or stolen equipment that costs less than $2,000. That means laptops and PDAs. Worse—these organizations have NO IDEA whose data was even on the mobile devices, so they cannot notify anyone! Makes you feel REALLY safe.

This should be highly relevant to Congress–as it drafts requirements for encrypting data and breach notification.

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