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I ran across another sad article, this one published in the online version of Information Security on February 11, 2011. The full article can be foundĀ here.

In this instance, a hospital used an outside supplier to transport sensitive information about patients, staff, vendors, and contractors contained on electronic media. Security controls were in place, however some amount of media was stolen. To the tune of 1.7 million non-public records. WOW!

All parties involved are handling the breach in a respectable way, but consider the cost of this breach to the organizations involved. According to the report, the average cost per record stolen is a little over $200 each. That rings up to around $350,000,000 in unplanned expense in this example.

Think you are too small to need to worry about a breach? Multiply the number of your customers, staff, vendors and contractors times $200. Is that figure that would wake you up in the middle of the night?

We at ShredDisk, Inc. hope you never find out. Protect your data!!

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