It seems that every time government employees lose data on disc or laptops it hits the headlines, but it would appear that they are not the people are being less security conscious than they should be.
Just a visit to the local the dry cleaners could be a valuable source of information, as during 2008 some nine thousand USB flash drives were found, along with keys and credits cards to complete the set.
It is surprising how careless some people can be with data, whether it is personal or business.
A flash drive is capable of storing a lot of data, and employees often use these to take work home, or to work on other computers outside of the workplace.
Encryption services are available, like the one expected in Windows 7, which will make flash drives much more secure should they be lost.