Ways Of Securing Laptops From Thefts
I don’t know if you have ever been a victim of laptop theft, it is really a bad experience, Most times when laptops are stolen, as a tech guy, the most painful part of it is that you are going to lose your data. It might have taken a lot of years to gather all the data together. In this article, I want to show you some of the ways of securing laptops from theft. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
First and foremost, laptop theft leads to disclosure of information such as usernames, passwords, confidential data, and other networking details related to connecting the laptop to corporate or internet environment.
Here are some of the things that you should do to prevent laptop thefts…
- Note the laptop serial number and keep it safe
- Choose a laptop skin in order to recognise it easily
- Make sure that you report laptop theft immediately.
Some things you should not do…
- Do not leave the laptop unattended to for a long time.
- Do not forget your password and avoid sharing your laptop password with others.
There are some other steps that you should take…
#1 Third Party Privacy Protection
One of the measures that you need to take is to add third party privacy protection for your sensitive data. You can actually purchase software of program in order to make sure that unauthorised users do not have access to your sensitive data.
#2 Laptop insurance
Although this might comes at an extra cost, it is always advisable for you to purchase laptop insurance. At times, when one lost his or her laptop, it might be very difficult to raise money to buy a new one. You can transfer the cost to a third party by buying PC insurance.
#3 Hardware-based security
As part of the effort to secure your laptop from theft, you have to make use of hardware-based security device. If you have a computer room where your laptops are kept, you have to make sure that you use heavy locks. You have to also ensure that you make use of physical securities when it comes to securing your devices.
#4 Encrypt sensitive data
Apart from having a back up of your data at all time, you have to make sure that you encrypt your sensitive data at all times. You need to make sure that all those data are encrypted. Encrypting your data will guarantee that those data are rendered useless when they fall into the wrong hard.
#5 Set BIOS Password
Another layer of security that you can go for is to set BIOS password. When you set a password for your BIOS, it will become extremely difficult for someone to make changes to your BIOS setting without your consent. This will assist in security your information. It will also make it difficult for anyone to format your computer without your consent. The negative side of it is that, you will lose access to your BIOS if you forget the password.
Another way of preventing or mitigating the impact of laptop theft is to install a tracking device on your laptop. You have to make sure that these tracking tools are installed so that it will be very easy to trace the laptop when it falls into a wrong hand. With it, you can know where your laptop is at any given time.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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