According to the FBI, laptop theft is the second most prevalent computer crime, with less than 2 percent of stolen laptops recovered. Over 1.5 million laptops are expected to be reported stolen in 2004, an increase of over 50 percent from last year. As identity theft turns out to be even worse than expected, and with companies such as Wells Fargo suffering multiple stolen laptop in the last year, some new companies are emerging to help protect sensitive corporate data.
Beachhead Solutions has come up with a way to secure and/or destroy data on Windows XP and 2000 PCs that acts as a safeguard once a PC is stolen or lost. Targeted at large enterprises, rules for management and destruction of directories and files are administered on a server and