Potentially Expensive Laptop Loss

For the one who lost it, that is. The AP headline on the Fox News website said "Best Buy Sued for $54M Over Lost Laptop." The woman who is suing wants to make a point and doesn't expect all that much. Read about it at foxnews.com.

But, she doesn't seem to be remorseful about not encrypting her data. Most of us don't do it, do we? I'm not in the survey business, but I wish I knew how many businesses encrypt their computers. We've talked about it for years. In 2006, it was More on Stolen Notebook* PCs. And I wrote at least two columns for WatchGuard on the subject. PC Disk Encryption: A Lesson Learned and Recommendations and Deploying Crypto, What Are You Waiting For?.

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