2008 survey reports that, on average, 12,255 laptops go missing at U.S. airports each week and 42% don't back up the data in their laptop computers. Only one-third of those turned into airport Lost and Found departments are ever reclaimed.
Conducted by: Ponemon Institute LLC
Sponsored by: Dell Corporation
Number of respondents: 714 IT and IT security practitioners with an average of almost 7.5 years of domain-specific experience.
2009 study looks at the business risk of poor laptop security. Sixty-five percent of respondents say the number of lost or stolen laptops is up from previous years; 75% say they know of an incident in their organization where sensitive or confidential data was at risk because of a lost or stolen laptop computer.
Conducted by: Zogby International
Sponsored by: National Cyber Security Alliance
Number of respondents: 1,003 teachers, 400 K-12 school adminstrators and 200 technology coordinators.
Survey targets teachers, school administrators and technology coordinators in an effort to understand whether students are receiving adequate guidance to use digital technology and the Internet in a safe and responsible manner. Thirty-nine percent of teachers responded that over the last 12 months they'd taught students how to make decisions about sharing personal information online; 33% about the dangers of social networking sites; 30% about watching for online predators; and 28% about what to do if they receive harassing messages.
Conducted by: The National Association of College and University Business Officers
Sponsored by: Funded in part by the Lilly Endowment.
Number of respondents: 342 institutions.
Roughly 15% of repondents do not currently have an emergency preparedness plan that at least meets the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association; of those, 40% are near completion of one. Survey looks at many factors including use of security cameras and other technologies, emergency communication plans and business continuity.
Conducted by: Harris Interactive