Protect Against Notebook Theft
How can users prevent notebook theft when they are traveling? You have to consider it seriously if you want to buy or if you already have a notebook. There is such a high risk for notebook theft, that you should not consider "if it happens", but rather "what would I lose if that happens?", and "how can I minimize the damage?".
Notebook 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 notebooks on a daily basis.
Many methods to protect the data and to prevent notebook theft have been developed, including alarms, notebook locks, and visual deterrents.
If you want to prevent notebook theft keep your notebook in an innocent-looking case. When using a notebook for meetings or conferences, always keep it in your sight and don't forget to take the notebook with you when you leave the room.
Notebook theft can happen anywhere, anytime. The best solution to protect yourself is to encrypt and all your confidential documents. Keep them encrypted all the time so in case of a notebook 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 safe. 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 an actual hardware theft. SafeBit uses strong encryption algorithms so even in case of a notebook theft it will take thousands of years for someone to break it.