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Marks & Spencer has become the latest large organisation embroiled in an identity theft-related security flap. A laptop containing salary details, addresses, dates of birth, national insurance and phone numbers of some 26,000 employees has been stolen from a printing firm, which was tasked with the job of writing to workers …

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M&S Data loss

This is not just data loss.

This is M&S data loss...

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Not Just Any Laptop...

...but the finest hand reared laptop stuffed with top quality employee data and plump seasoned olives

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Security was total pants then?

I'll get my coat.

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Security doesn't stop ...

... at the firewall. There needs to be (at a minimum) contractual arrangements covering any personal or confidential data handed over to third party organizations. Requiring such third parties to be ISO 27001 registered wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

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Tom

By the love of St Michael!

Laptop Pur una?

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It's all Secure Computings fault!!

It must be like Manager of the Month in football, you always get stuffed in the next game.

Amanda Finch (M&S), was voted Computer Security Officer of the year at the Secure Computing Awards 2007 (sponsored by Deloitte)

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