Thursday, September 13, 2007

Only the Lonely

It is nice to find I am not alone--- I'm not the only one who has become less than popular by insisting on having a minimum level of security:

We allowed laptops until last year, when one news story after another told about laptops that had gone missing. They often held data such as patients’ names and Social Security numbers. The case of the missing Veterans Administration laptop alone was enough to curl your hair if you’re in charge of securing similar information.

The Lucky Few

Now, only systems administrators and a few chiefs trained in laptop security have laptops. Even then, they can’t synchronize their My Documents folders from the network drive to the laptop. Protected data remains within the protected network.

Read the whole article, then read the comments. Setting high standards will catch you flak, even from those not affected. But you will sleep at night.

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