Some 190m people worldwide could be affected by data loss this year, according to KPMG. To counteract this problem, Stonewood designs and manufactures encrypted hard drives that protect data when a computer is lost or stolen. The Dorset company is best known for its Flagstone hard disks, used by government and military clients such as Nato. Its latest product is Eclypt, a range of encrypted hardware accredited by GCHQ, the British intelligence agency. Stonewood is led by chief executive Chris McIntosh and chairman Brendan Forster, and its sales have risen 46% a year from an annualised £2.8m in 2005 to £8.9m in 2008.
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