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The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem

CRN report that "Intel Says Businesses Must Do More To Protect Their Mobile PCs" following their laptop security survey carried out by The Ponemon Institute.

Rob Humphrey, Director - Security Products, Global Business for Kensington, states "The Ponemon Institute recommendations clearly indicate that organizations need to seriously consider the role of the employees in their security defenses. Simple precautions that are easy to use will deliver the most practical and effective barrier to laptop theft. Intel's survey supports the findings of our own recent survey conducted by IDC. download our white paper titled "Laptop Theft" IDC's 2010 Laptop Theft Survey of 300 organizations found that IT Managers rate physical security measures such as laptop locks as providing more value than investments in software solutions."

"The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem" Survey summary:

The Cost: 329 organizations that have lost a total of more than 86,000 laptops worth a combined $2.1 billion in the past year (2010). The study found that data breach, lost intellectual property and reduced productivity were among the main consequences of lost laptops.

The Recommendation: The Ponemon Institute recommended broader application of security precautions, increased training and awareness programs for employees with company-issued laptops.

The Kensington Solution: Kensington's ClickSafe™ keyless locking laptop lock is the strongest and easiest to use laptop lock created by Kensington.

The Role of Management: CRN reported that Kevin Beaver, Information Security Consultant at Principle Logic said management needs to take a more proactive role in addressing the issue. "Inaction is probably the biggest problem," Beaver said. "Management knows there's a problem, but they're not willing to take the initiative and put the resources into fixing the problem."

Kensington's Resources: Read our whitepapers, sign up for webinars, and get tips and tools to help you increase compliance with your organization. We also created a number of videos, including one that will show you how with ClickSafe it's easy to keep your employee's complaint and your data secure. See our Resources

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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