Ministry of Defence: Theft

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department’s (a) laptops, (b) mobile phones, (c) memory sticks and (d) external hard drives have been lost or stolen in each of the last five years.

Answered on

16 December 2021

The following table includes the number of lost/stolen devices in the Ministry of Defence in the last five years.

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Laptops

65

106

239

163

143

Mobile phones

50

69

106

73

25

Memory Sticks

48

83

60

49

79

External hard drives

13

38

25

24

25

All departmental IT is fully security encrypted.

The departmental security unit records and investigates each reported loss from the Department. If appropriate, the police are invited to undertake further inquiries.

Any mobile device reported as lost is immediately and remotely deactivated and the contents deleted. The user account on any laptop reported as lost is immediately and remotely locked.


Original Source

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-12-08/89637


 

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