Data Loss: NorthgateArinso Followup

Following the data loss in March 2009 of 109,000 records from NorthgateArinso, a HR company, has now joined  CIFAS, a fraud prevention service.

CIFAS, while offering a useful service in tracking fraud, does not prevent the data being used, or being stolen again in the future.

The company needs to use encryption, at a minimum, or employ a data loss prevention service/software.

The fact that NorthgateArinso have repeated that the laptop was “password protected” is a concern, as it implies that a password protected laptop may offer some protection again data theft

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