NFL Employee Laptops Stolen From Dallas Convention Center

The Dallas Convention Center and laptops just seemingly don’t mix.

After a highly publicized laptop theft during ASIS 2010 at the convention center where the alleged incident was caught by cameras  (yes, surveillance equipment at ASIS, what a surprise) more portable devices were taken this weekend.

According to the local NBC affiliate in the Metroplex, two laptops and an iPad that “may” have contained sensitive Super Bowl information were stolen from the convention center this weekend.

Belonging to a security consultant/private investigator that was hired by the NFL to do some type of work during the Super Bowl, a Dallas police report said the equipment was pilfered from the Starbucks kiosk inside the convention center Sunday afternoon.

The theft was also discussed during a recent meeting of Dallas PD high-level commanders.

The incident occurs after another laptop theft earlier in the month where an NFL employee’s machine was stolen from a car parked outside a restaurant in Arlington.

In that case, the NFL said that theft didn’t compromise security and only artwork for credentials that was subsequently changed after the theft.

Let’s hope other laptops and portable devices with any other type of sensitive Super Bowl information are kept more secure than the equipment in these two cases.

Posted by Brent Dirks on Jan 26, 2011

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