Laptop Security Tips

June 8, 2009

I’m working on our information security awareness training program, which will include Laptop Security for our road warriors.  This is a brief collection of laptop security tips I’ve gathered for this purpose… let me know if you have any to add.

  • Lock down your laptop with a security cable
  • Use a laptop safe / locked briefcase to travel or store
  • Use laptop motion sensors and alarm softeare
  • Keep the laptop out of site, locked or in its bag
  • Keep the laptop close at hand
  • Keep an eye on the laptop
  • Choose an inconspicious laptop bag – a school bag, backpack, padded briefcase or suitcase
  • Protect your password, and choose your password wisely
  • Store a minimal amount of data on the laptop
  • Encrypt your data
  • Use a screen guard / privacy screen