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Lost & Found

A lost smartphone or laptop can spell data disaster. But there are steps travelers can take to mitigate the risk
In his Poor Richard’s Almanack of 1735, Benjamin Franklin quipped, “Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” The meaning, of course, is that the best way to keep a secret is to keep it to yourself. In the world of business, however, secrets – or any information – are only valuable if they can be shared, with the right people at the right time. So business intelligence needs to be accessible, and for business travelers that means it has to be available when they’re away from the office on the road.

Unfortunately that also means making sensitive information vulnerable to exposure, loss or even theft. Furthermore when it comes to data breaches, one of the main causes is blunders on the part of the very employees who are entrusted to keep the information safe. That’s one of the findings of latest Security Tracker survey conducted by Ipsos for Shred-it, the information security company.

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