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Loss of 388 council laptops described as 'not a big security breach'
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:47:49 +0000 (UTC)


25 Nov 2013

THE loss of hundreds of council laptops potentially containing council taxpayers’ confidential information has been dismissed as 'not a big security breach’.

The Observer exclusively reported last week, an Interim Progress report from the Royal Borough’s internal Audit and Investigation Unit revealed 388 council-owned laptops were unaccounted for in a survey of council IT assets.

The missing laptops range from devices owned and used in council-maintained schools to assets kept in council buildings.

The report, which outlines risks arising from procedures and policies and any countermeasures being taken, was scrutinised at an audit and performance review panel meeting at the Town Hall, in St Ives Road, Maidenhead, on Thursday last week.

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