Here are some of the findings of the 8th Annual 2010 BSI Computer Theft Survey:
° There were over 5,500,000 computers stolen in the USA in the last three years. Worldwide statistics are proportionally similar.
° According to the FBI, only 3% of unprotected (those that do not use a software tracking and recovery software) stolen computers are ever recovered.
° More than half (58.7%) of the survey respondents have been the victim of computer theft in the last 12 months.
° Sixty-seven percent of computer theft occurred while respondent was mobile (moving about), rendering cables, locks and enclosures virtually useless.
° Over three quarters (78.2%) of respondent companies had between one and nine computers stolen in the last 12 months; more than one in 10 (17.6%) respondent companies had more than 25 computers stolen in the last 12 months.
° Laptops comprised more than two thirds (68%) of those devices reported stolen, followed by desktop...| Read more »