Security Corner

Jul 11 2014   6:14PM GMT

Highly effective security: Secure your mobile devices from loss

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Laptop Security
Mobile device security
Tablet PCs

Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops are certainly convenient; however, due to their portability they are security risks. It’s just too easy to lose or misplace these devices and when this happens, all of your personal data stored on them is at risk of being compromised. You don’t want that to happen, so be sure to:

  • Keep smartphones and tablets with you at all times when in public. NEVER leave a device sitting and walk away from it, even for a second.
  • Never leave a laptop in open view in your car. Lock it securely in your trunk and lock all the doors. Out of sight, out of mind.
  • When in the office, use a cable lock on your laptop or store it in a locked drawer.
  • Never put any of these devices in your checked baggage when traveling.
  • Make a list of phone numbers and/or email addresses to report stolen or lost devices.

A future post will cover protecting the data itself.

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