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1st May 2006

New Media Security releases NMS for PDA - Windows Mobile 2005 Version.

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NMS for PDA now supports Windows Mobile 2005.

NMS for PDA protects data with a secure login password and by strongly encrypting all data held on removable media, and in persistent storage.

NMS software protects the mobile enterprise while being:

  • Easy to use for the end user. There is nothing to learn or remember to do.

  • Easy for the IT Dept. Management tools make it easy to deploy, manage and recover users remotely.

  • Cost-effective. Enables your organisation to use technology to the full without worry, and with reduced support and Help Desk costs.

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Industry News

Stolen laptops hand hackers keys to the kingdom

Peril of purloined PCs

By John Leyden MORE >>

Published Tuesday 25th April 2006 13:52 GMT

Infosec As web apps are becoming more secure stolen laptops have become among the easiest ways to break into corporate networks. High profile firms such as Fidelity and Ernst and Young along with celebrities such as Kevin Costner have lost laptops over recent months. Concern over these thefts has focused on the exposure of data left on these devices. But the potential to use stolen kit to lift user credentials also poses a grave risk.

40,000 BP workers exposed in Ernst & Young laptop loss

Sun, IBM and Cisco welcome BP to club

By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View MORE >>

Published Thursday 23rd March 2006 20:40 GMT

Exclusive Like sands through the hourglass, these are The Days of Ernst & Young laptop loss. Yes, friends, The Register can confirm that BP has been added to the list of Ernst & Young customers whose personal data has been exposed after a laptop theft. BP joins Sun Microsystems, Cisco and IBM in this not so exclusive club.

Ernst & Young has sent out a letter to all 38,000 BP employees in the US, telling them that a laptop theft had exposed their names and social security numbers. To keep the BP staff's mind at ease, Ernst & Young said that the file name containing their info did not indicate what type of information was on the laptop, and the laptop was password protected. Phew!

200,000 HP staff exposed as laptop loss party continues

Thank you, Fidelity

By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View MORE >>

Published Wednesday 22nd March 2006 20:13 GMT

Financial services companies appear to have it in for their technology customers with Fidelity Investments adding to a spate of laptop thefts.

A laptop lost by Fidelity this month has exposed 196,000 current and former HP employees, staff were told last night.

"This is to let you know that Fidelity Investments, record-keeper for the HP retirement plans, recently had a laptop computer stolen that contained personal information about you, including your name, address, social security number and compensation," employees learned via email.

Nokia staff jacked by Ernst & Young laptop loss

Sun, Cisco, IBM and BP welcome the Finns

By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View MORE >>

Published Thursday 30th March 2006 09:02 GMT

Exclusive When Ernst & Young loses a laptop, it doesn't mess around. The Register has learned that the same missing system with personal information on Sun Microsystems, Cisco, IBM and BP workers also contained data on Nokia's US staff.

A Nokia source notified us that he received a letter from Ernst & Young detailing the accounting firm's loss of his personal information. An Ernst & Young spokesman then confirmed that the laptop was "the same" machine with thousands of Sun, Cisco, IBM and BP staff data, including their ages, social security numbers, tax identification numbers and addresses. Ernst & Young continues to maintain that the laptop poses little risk as it was password protected.

Strict liability for data breaches?

'An ounce of protection is worth a kilogram of cure' 

By Mark Rasch, SecurityFocus MORE >>

Published Wednesday 22nd February 2006 09:01 GMT

Comment A recent case involving a stolen laptop containing 550,000 people's full credit information sheds new night on what "reasonable" protections a company must make to secure its customer data - and what customers need to prove in order to sue for damages.


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