Protect Against Laptop Theft
How can users prevent laptop theft when they are traveling or when they are working in many places? You have to think about it seriously if you want to buy or if you have a laptop. Laptop theft is such a high risk, that you should not consider "if it happens", but rather "what would I lose if that happens", and "how can I minimize the damage".
Laptop theft is growing fast, representing a staggering 57% of all stolen information. Putting a security program in place is a must for the individual and the business who use laptops on a daily basis.
Many methods to protect the data and to prevent laptop theft have been developed, including alarms, laptop locks, and visual deterrents.
If you want to prevent laptop theft keep your laptop in an inconspicuous case. Flashy cases expose your computer by attracting thieves' attention. When using a laptop for meetings or conferences, always keep it in your sight and don't forget to take the laptop with you.
Laptop theft can happen anywhere, anytime. The best solution to protect your self is to encrypt and hide all your confidential data. Keep them encrypted all the time so in case of a laptop theft, your important files cannot be used by anyone else but you. SafeBit will create virtual encrypted vaults where you can place your files, and keep them encrypted all the time. When you work with the files you will have to know the password to open the vault. When you leave your computer SafeBit determines the computer is idle and will close the safe automatically, protecting you against data theft that doesn't even have to be a hardware theft. SafeBit uses strong encryption algorithms so even in case of a hard-drive theft it will take thousands of years for someone to break it using a brute-force attack.