Feeds

Tory contender in laptop theft flap

Sticks and stones

3 Big data security analytics techniques

The theft of Tory leadership candidate David Cameron’s election plans and a laptop from an aide's car last Friday should act as a warning for users to keep laptops out of sight from potential thieves.

A thief smashed a window of Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood's car to steal a laptop bag containing documents, a mobile phone and memory sticks, but unaware of what he had in his possession, ditched the swag.

Peter Jaco, chief exec of UK-based encryption firm BeCrypt, commented: "Laptop bags are a regular target for thieves. Although it’s unclear whether the sticks were encrypted in this case, it just underlines the importance of encrypting data to prevent unauthorised third party access.

"Although it is likely that people working in Cameron’s support team will have access to sensitive information and will be following government guidelines on encrypting devices, many companies and individuals are still not protecting themselves," he added. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.