Data leakage is very unwelcome for any firm, company or organisation. Whether it is small scale or large scale, businesses all need to protect their data to survive. Loss of a memory stick is one of the most common reasons for loss of data.
A survey conducted by data security firm Credant Technologies found that in the previous year people had left 9,000 USB sticks in their pockets while giving their clothes to local dry cleaners to be washed.
This survey was carried out throughout the UK to gauge the ease and frequency with which mobile devices like memory sticks are forgotten or lost in strange places.
In London, Credant conducted a similar survey amongst taxi drivers and found that in every six months 6,193 devices, such as memory sticks, iPods and laptops were left behind in cabs.
Chief marketing officer and vice president at Credant, Michael Callahan said that they conducted this survey to ensure people that it is easy to lose data.
People must protect valuable and sensitive data or information with encryption so that their data is protected from getting into the wrong hands. Encrypted data can be accessible only if you enter the password.
A better and smarter way to prevent data loss incidents is by using online data backup and online data storage.