The with the BBC mentioned the theft of many electronics devices from its facilities for the last two years. This revelation has caused worries as the confidential information contained in these devices may have fallen into the hands of criminals.
According to the data, a total of 35 mobile phones have been stolen from the premises of its broadcaster United Kingdom, during the two years. 19 of them were stolen during 2019 and 16 in 2020. In addition, 17 laptops have been stolen computers and MacBooks (11 in 2019 and 6 in 2020), two tablets, 36 microphones, 4 hard drives, a camcorder and a firestick.
The BBC said: "The BBC takes crime seriously and is constantly reviewing and implementing new measures to reduce crime and recover lost and stolen items".
Cybersecurity experts stress that it is difficult to take effective measures to prevent the theft of such equipment. For this reason, The Companies they must ensure strict controls security in electronic devices, so that at least the sensitive ones are not endangered data, which these devices may contain.
The expert Edward Blake by Absolute Software UK&I commented: “One of the biggest challenges facing organizations during the pandemic COVID-19 is the successful management and protection of key devices such as laptops from loss, theft and growing risks in cyberspace. You can not protect what you can not see. With so many people to work remotely, large organizations such as the BBC will inevitably see devices being lost, some of which will contain confidential data".
The expert also said that changes in working conditions should make them Companies to receive new security measures. With so many employees working from home, companies can no longer rely solely on safety network-based. They need to focus in the security of all endpoints.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine