Revealed: Litany of HSE file security breaches

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 15, 2013 02:19 am PST

Figures obtained by the Irish Examiner show the security breaches have occurred across the country over the past four years.

According to Freedom of Information Act records, between Jan 2009 and Dec 2012 a total of 69 devices went missing — 61 of which have since been written off as stolen.

Of these — which mean one item disappeared every three weeks during the period — 51 contained sensitive information, while 20 had no encryption in place.

The material includes 52 laptops, 13 USB sticks, three BlackBerrys, and one iPhone.