10 Steps To Lock Down Your Laptop

In IT, Tips N Tricks on August 10, 2006 at 6:14 pm

Some may seem obvious, but following these rules will keep your laptop and the data it carries out of other people’s hands.

  • Use visual deterrents such as cable locks.
  • Avoid leaving unsecured laptops unattended, even in the home or office.
  • Keep laptops inconspicuous by using simple carrying cases.
  • Use complex alphanumeric passwords and change them regularly.
  • Use anti-virus, encryption, anti-spyware and firewall software.
  • Back up valuable data on a scheduled basis.
  • Understand the dangers of pirated software and file sharing.
  • Stay informed of emerging threat schemes.
  • Use asset tracking and recovery software.
  • Employ advanced data protection tools.

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