Infrastructure department lost track of 199 laptops: Audit

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One federal department lost 199 laptops, tablets and USB keys, an internal audit found. Lapses at the Department of Infrastructure included a “lost bag with potential secret documents” and IT checks so haphazard that staff had no real idea how much equipment was misplaced or stolen, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. “Not all security incidents are properly identified, recorded, assessed, mitigated and reported,” said the internal audit of departmental security. “It is important to report security violations in a timely manner so that corrective action can be taken before a security breach or serious security incident occurs.”