Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS) is being used across our organization by our departments that use portable devices (notebooks and tablets) in the field for health-related work. We use this product primarily to be able to track the device in real time and if it is lost or stolen to be able to lock the device or wipe the information from it immediately. These portable devices contain client electronic medical records, personal health information, and personal privacy-related information. We need to ensure that this information is protected as best as possible at all times. Any breach of these data types can be difficult to deal with, cost a large amount in fines and leave the clients whose data was breached a loss of privacy as well as to be open to identity fraud, etc. The cost of a data breach in 2018 was $408 per record. In a breach scenario, you need to be able to accurately identify the data that was breached in order to do all that is required for reporting, client notification and also for the fines that you are subject to. If you are not able to accurately identify this information, you will be responsible to notify all clients and be subject to fines based on the total number client records you have, instead of actual records lost or stolen. The cost for a data breach can potentially run into the millions of dollars. Using Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS) limits our risk by allowing us to locate the device, lock or wipe it. We can have a record of proof showing that the device was locked, or wiped to protect this info and remove the ability of this data to be accessed and stolen as part of our compliance protocol. I find Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS) to be a tool that is invaluable in providing part of our overall comprehensive data security plan.