According to Gartner, one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.
Up to 12,000 laptops are lost or go missing in US airports each week, 70 percent of those returned to lost and found are never reclaimed.
The cost of a data breach averages 197 USD per record.
Lost and stolen laptops and mobile devices continue as the most frequent cause of a data breach: Almost half (49 percent) of data breaches in the 2007 sample were due to lost or stolen laptops or other devices such as USB flash drives.
According to IDC, as much as 60% of important corporate data resides on desktop and laptop computers that are not properly protected.
The cost of recovering from a single data breach now averages $6.3 million - that is up 31 percent since 2006 and nearly 90 percent since 2005.
50% of organizations reported laptop or mobile device theft in 2007.