Stolen VA Computer Recovered; What’s the lesson?

The government said Thursday that it has recovered the stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information for up to 26.5 million veterans and military personnel. The FBI said a preliminary review found no evidence that anyone accessed Social Security numbers and other data on the equipment.

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What can we learn from this?

First, CA 1386 provides exclusion for data that is encrypted. That should seem outright obvious to everyone. ENCRYPT IT!

That was blogged by McAfee AVERT

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