Laptop security – myths and mistakes

May 13th, 2009 by Olga Koksharova

Today’s businesses are very mobile. Sometimes you don’t even need to have a conventional office, it becomes virtual, it is always with you in your mobile phones, netbooks and laptops. Such mobile mini-offices stuffed with corporate documents and reports, partners’ data, confidencial correspondence, access passwords are in danger of being stolen, both virtually and physically. You can try to protect your laptop using laptop security cable locks but what if it was stolen? Let all your information go into adversary’s hands? Do you _really_ think that your Windows logon password is an impenetrable barrier for the adversary? Have you heard of Elcomsoft System Recovery? You still think your laptop is secure because you have BIOS password and/or partial drive encryption? Read an article by Kevin Beaver ‘Securing corporate data on your laptops’ , take off rose-colored glasses and revise your laptop security as suggested in Kevin’s step-by-step outline. 


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The Kevin Beaver article

Vladimir Katalov
Vladimir Katalov

Michael — sorry, it seems that your comment has been ‘cut’… Sometimes it happens (with WordPress).

Blair Feighan
Blair Feighan

Interesting information you have posted!I like your blog. Whenever i see the post like your