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To prevent significant data loss; all organizations need to establish strict security policies and invest in appropriate IT security devices.

Due to recent data losses involving nearly half of the UK population, UK families must now vigilantly scrutinize all banking activity and remain watchful for signs of identity fraud.

Like everybody else, Stonewood employees have recently been affected by national losses and will have anxious months ahead as they monitor their finances. As widely respected data encryption specialists that provide real results.", at Stonewood we know only too well how often data goes missing and, conversely, how simple steps can ensure that data is managed and controlled.

One in eight UK laptops will be stolen. Memory sticks, CD’s and portable drives are almost expected to be mislaid. As IT technology becomes evermore entwined in all aspects of our lives, we need to halt the, at times, lackadaisical approach to data security in this country.

Stonewood CEO, Brendan Forster explained, “Unfortunately, in our business we hear about data going missing every day. This often causes disastrous consequences to company reputation and individual security.”

Mr Forster continued: “I believe there is a moral and professional obligation on behalf of data custodians (whether commercial or governmental) to adopt and enforce an appropriate security policy which involves, at the very least, encryption of all data that is taken outside of a secure environment. This security policy must be a board and senior government level responsibility and a fundamental part of running any business or indeed country.”

Government and commercial organizations agree that all data needs to be protected, yet stories of data loss catastrophes continue to pervade the news. Consumers are already wondering how many thefts must occur before legal changes enforce comprehensive data protection at all levels. With 27million affected this week alone, the pressure is on the government to protect its people.

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Stonewood is the leading provider of hardware data encryption solutions both to commercial and government organisations.

The Company’s FlagStone range delivers advanced protection for all levels of users from Top Secret MoD requirements to the private needs of corporations of all sizes.

Accredited for use by influential organisations including NATO, CESG, DIPCOG and NIST, the FlagStone range provides users with a simple-to-deploy solution which exceeds data security requirements. These internal and portable drives enable automatic full disk encryption at nearly 10 times the speed of previous incarnations – allowing users a seamless transition into truly secure, yet invisible data storage.

FlagStone hard drives are available through both computer manufacturers and highly regarded re-sellers. For more information on Stonewood, please visit www.stonewood.co.uk or call 0044 1929 55 44 00.

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Stonewood Corporate Contact:
Grant Gutteridge, Stonewood.
Tel: 0044 1929 55 44 00
Email: grant.gutteridge@stonewood.co.uk

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