Security Breached At SFO Due To Stolen Laptop

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According to this article, some idiot had the bright idea to put 33,000 unencrypted TSA records on a laptop.

Whereas data like this used to be kept under lock and key in a filing cabinet somewhere in a locked office, the idiotic company running the TSA’s program got the bright idea to think that they should keep the data in a highly-portable, easily-misplaced, oft-stolen container.

Note to other companies who keep data like this, a simple rule of thumb:

If you would lock your office door if your data were kept in a filing cabinet, then don’t keep the data on a laptop.

It’s as simple as that. Somehow, people equate the ability to carry around a bunch of data with the need to carry around a bunch of data, and that’s just plain wrong.

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