Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7223230%255E15319,00.html [I'll never understand how organizations lose laptops when it only takes less than thirty seconds to lock the laptop to something secure. While I am teaching a class this week, and it does look a little odd, anyone that wants my laptop when I am not in my hotel room will have to take the toilet with them. :) - WK] September 10, 2003 A LAPTOP computer carrying details of Australia's maritime security has been stolen from the Canberra headquarters of the Department of Transport, according to a report. The theft, which is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police, comes on top of Customs computers being stolen from Sydney airport last month. Thieves used an electronic swipe card to enter the Transport Department headquarters on August 22 before forcing their way into the security section, the Herald Sun report said. Cash, personal property and office equipment were stolen, along with the laptop, which contained a Powerpoint presentation on Australia's maritime security. Authorities were concerned that shipping containers could be used to smuggle biological or radiological weapons into Australia, the report said. The Federal Government is preparing to spend $100 million on anti-terrorist measures at container and bulk handling terminals nationwide, the Herald Sun said. Departmental sources told the newspaper the robbers appeared to have had an intimate knowledge of the office's layout. A spokeswoman for the department told the Herald Sun the theft had not compromised national security. "No classified information was taken," she said. *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ---------------------------------------------------------------- C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org ================================================================ Help C4I.org with a donation: http://www.c4i.org/contribute.html *==============================================================* - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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