According to the 2006 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, 46% of companies reported a laptop loss or theft. Furthermore the report stated that losses from laptop theft increased from $19,562 per respondent in 2005 to $30,057 per respondent in 2006. However, according to the report, “we are suspicious that implicit losses (such as the present value of future lost profits due to diminished reputation in the wake of negative media coverage following a breach) are largely not represented in the loss numbers reported here”. Other reports that attempt to include implicit losses rate the value in excess of $900,000.
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