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The Cost of a Lost Laptop

Conducted by: Ponemon Institute LLC

Sponsored by: Intel Corporation

Number of respondents: N/A

The 2009 study examined 138 cases involving laptop computers lost by an employee, a temporary worker or contractor. Based on replacement cost, lost intellectual property and other factors, the average value is an estimated $49,246. In cases examined by the study, 80% of that cost was attributed to lost intellectual property.

Social Insecurity: What Millions of Online Users Don't Know Can Hurt Them

Conducted by: Consumer Reports National Research Center

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 2,000 online U.S. households.

Twice as many U.S. households now use social networks than did last year, and, in many cases, are exposing themselves to new risks. A 2010 study found 40% posted their full birth date, exposing themselves to identity theft, while 26% posted their children's photos and names, potentially exposing them to predators. Also, one quarter didn't use Facebook's privacy controls at a time when 9% of social network users experienced malware infections, scams, identity theft or harassment.

Security of Paper Documents in the Workplace

Conducted by: Ponemon Institute

Sponsored by: Alliance for Secure Business Information

Number of respondents: 819 individuals who work in IT operations, IT security, data protection and compliance in large organizations in a variety of industries.

This 2008 study appears to stand the test of time and has not been replaced by more current research. Eighty percent of respondents said they had one or more data breaches in the past 12 months; of those, 49% said one or more of the breaches involved the loss or theft of paper documents. Seventy-one percent of respondents acknowledge an incident in which sensitive or confidential paper documents were lost or misplaced in their organizations.

Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops

Conducted by: Ponemon Institute

Sponsored by: Dell

Number of respondents: 864 business air travelers in the U.S.


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