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Chapter 1. Beware Potential Perils > Security Breaches Cost Dollars and Jobs

Security Breaches Cost Dollars and Jobs

Research shows one in 10 employees has received confidential company information via e-mail. Fully 79% of employees admit to sharing confidential information with other companies via e-mail.[19]

[19] Elron Software, 1999 E-Mail Abuse Study.

Real-Life E-Disaster

Shortly before the Persian Gulf War, a London thief grabbed a laptop computer from a parked car belonging to a British military officer. Eventually the computer was recovered. But, with classified material supposedly on the machine’s hard drive, the officer was court-martialed and demoted.[20]


[20] Edward C. Baig, “Unlock the Secrets of Security for Your Laptop,” USA Today, April 10, 2002.


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