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Laptop Security – What can you do?
increased number of laptops on campus, take these steps to protect yours!
Common-sense is your first line of
defense: Don’t leave
your laptop unattended in an open accessible area. If possible, carry
your laptop in an inconspicuous bag that doesn’t look like a laptop bag.
Use a cable lock: Using a cable lock is a good visual
deterrent for opportunistic thieves. Secure
the lock to your laptop security slot and then loop it around a solid, fixed
object, such as the leg of your desk.
Check out your options for cable locks at the Computer Store.
Consider tagging your laptop: Marking your laptop with a metal asset tag makes
it less desirable to a thief. Tag
registration can assist in returning stolen or lost laptop to the rightful
owner. The Computer Store has an affordable solution for tagging; stop by for
Purchase monitoring software: Monitoring software provides key information
back to the security company in the event your laptop is stolen. The company works with local law enforcement
authorities to recover the laptop. Stop
in at the Computer Store for more information on solutions for both Dell and
Check your renters or homeowners insurance:
Check with your parents’ home owner’s insurance to see if your laptop is
covered or can be covered. While this
doesn’t help you with your lost data, it may provide you with monetary
compensation in event of a theft.
Store or copy your data to your
Computers can be replaced, but not your data. Store your important files on ITS
servers and it will be accessible through myPlymouth and backed up nightly.