Armed Forces Security Warning - ARRSErs Beware!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Dragstrip, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    There was me thinking that it was only senior Intelligence Officers and MP's who walked out of the office with Top Secret Documents and left them on trains but it would appear it's all the younger generations fault

    Why do people need to be carrying laptops and other stuff around with them with sensitive information on?

    Lock it away in a secure office and a secure buliding there's no need to be sat at home studying classified documents
     
  2. Stating the obvious really. Information Security is a joke across both the public and private sectors. why should the MOD or the Services not reflect this?
     
  3. "Investigators found that it was one of four such laptops - out of a total of just 55 - to have been stolen since 2004. All were taken from parked cars."

    Forget for a minute about "security" or "cold war mentality"...

    Who leaves a laptop in a parked car?! Especially overnight!
     
  4. Lots and lots of people that's why the thieves look there.
     
  5. Not very smart people...without wadeing through the whole report would one be correct in the assumption they were all officers?... :roll:
     
  6. Mostly Navy :?
     
  7. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    :D

    The habit people get into of leaving with a laptop from the office where 99/100 times they dont go near the thing whne they get home kills me. The whole "I am working hard from home so I can leave earlier" attitude

    Probably the best thing is not to have laptops in proximity to secure information...
     

  8. Or not let them leave an MOD establishment with them?

    Frankly, in my unit, no-one can leave Camp with any sort of IT kit (unless cleared to do so, which is a ball ache to sort out).

    Solves a lot of dramas.
     
  9. If the majority of laptops are pinched from officer's cars over night etc , this leads my suspicious mind to the following thought...

    The info on the laptops was sensitive alright but not classified - sensitive enough for them to get a kicking from their wives when they stumbled across the fetish porn etc.

    "There's nothing on TV as usual. Can I use that laptop to play solitaire darling?"

    Those words would strike a cold shiver of dread down laptop chaps spine!! pmsl

    Or is that just me??
     
  10. its just you. Being the home PC admin gets over this - any numpty who uses a work laptop for "dodgy" habits deserves what they get ;-)
     
  11. Michael Golden refused to comment...