Posted by: snukoantitheft | January 28, 2011

Protecting Sensitive Information on your Laptop When You are on the Go

The advantages of working with laptops are many. At the same time, there is also a risk of losing your private and confidential data. Find out how you can prevent this by using a few, simple steps.

The use of laptops is increasing by the day. The major advantage of using a laptop is that it allows you to work even when you are away from home or office. At the same time, the rapid growth in the use of these mobile devices has made them the target of theft all around the world. If, at all, you lose your laptop, you will not only lose the hardware but all the confidential personal and company information. Here are a few basic tips and anti-theft measures that will help you secure your laptop on the go:

  1. Avoid the use of laptop bags for carrying your mobile device around. This can make it apparent that you are carrying a laptop. Instead, try using a padded briefcase for toting your device.
  2. The carrying case should never include the access numbers and passwords of your device. Without all this information, there are hardly any chances of unauthorized access made to your system.
  3. Make sure to encrypt all your important files and documents. There are many encryption algorithms you can try to provide an extra layer of security to your personal data. This way, even if your device finds its way into an unauthorized user’s hands, it will maintain the privacy of your sensitive information.
  4. A laptop security software is a good option to install in your device. One efficient software solution is the BlackBox software that has been released by Snuko. It has been fabricated for the Windows Operating Software and is adept at encrypting data and important files. Not only that, it is also capable of taking videos and pictures of who is using the computer and snapshots of what has been done with the system. It makes use of GeoLocation and WiFi Triangulation that allows the authorities to track down the device if it is within 10 to 20 meters.
  5. A screen guard is also another option you can make use of for protecting sensitive information. These guards help in preventing people from peeking over while you are busy working on confidential data. Screen guards are exceptionally handy when you are working in a crowded area or are traveling. There are many different screen guards that you can find in the market.
  6. If you manage to lose your laptop, don’t lose heart. Inform the authorities and try your best to recover at least the data if not the hardware. The first thing you should do when you lose your laptop is change your network password. This will help you secure the access to the corporate servers.
  7. Alert the IT department of your company about the loss or the theft. They will immediately restrict all the accesses that can be made by your device and take the necessary anti-theft measures for securing the company data.

Although laptops have made working easy from anywhere in the world, there are certain risks that come with it. It is important to take all the necessary precautions for protecting your device and staying prepared if a loss or a theft takes place. Anti-theft software’s like Snuko are ideal solutions for protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access.