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Cost savings of encrypting confidential data

Intel has done a study on the costs associated with a stolen or lost laptop. One of the most interesting aspects of the study is that they were able to quantify how much a company saves when the confidential data on the lost laptop is encrypted. The grand total is

$18,722

saved per lost laptop when the confidential data is encrypted.

I’d recommend using eCryptfs if you are running Linux on your laptop.

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