No sooner than a few weeks after the Department of Veterans Affairs opened up its networks to iPads, the agency reports the first stolen iPad. Not that VA CIO Roger Baker wasn’t expecting this to happen.
According to a report first released as part of a monthly cybersecurity report posted on the VA’s website, an iPad2 was likely stolen out of one of the VA’s IT offices in Washington, D.C., in early September, before the agency ever authorized iPads for broader use. The iPad hadn’t been configured for employee use, wasn’t storing personally identifiable information, and had its data service canceled as soon as the agency discovered it was missing. However, the device’s theft speaks to larger security concerns as iPads become more prevalent on federal agencies’ networks.
via InformationWeek Government, continued here.