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    USB key to 4,000 vulnerable people's front doors lost


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    I got the impression (from the local rag, Leicestershire news, Jobs, Property, Cars, Sports | This is Leicestershire) that the info is all encrypted so (if it's decent encryption) there shouldn't be an issue.

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Until the process of protecting data is seen as a vital BUSINESS process and not an I.T process, we will continue to hear stories like this.

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    So long as it is encrypted, there's no real issue here. The whole point of encryption is that it makes 'losing' such things a non-issue.

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    Sounds good to be honest, ok they shouldn't have lost it, but if it's encypted and they have changed all keycodes which where contained onthe USB then it has been handled quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    So long as it is encrypted, there's no real issue here. The whole point of encryption is that it makes 'losing' such things a non-issue.
    But where's the media story then? Forgetting about the encryption's worth a headline, no?

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