It's no longer just an inconvenience to lose a laptop. Being careless in today's overly governed society now leads to business contracts being dishonored, laws being broken, and industry regulations being violated. Above all, it's putting a lot of sensitive information at risk -- both trade secrets and, more importantly, personal livelihoods. According to the
For crying out loud -- why aren't people speaking out about this problem? More importantly, why aren't organizations doing anything about this problem? You want to do the right thing and keep your laptops secure? Read on.
Step 1: How it can happen
Step 2: How to crack a laptop
Step 3: How to secure a laptop
Step 4: Laptop security summation
About the author: Kevin Beaver, CISSP, is an independent information security consultant, author and speaker with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC. He has more than 18 years of experience in IT and specializes in performing information security assessments. Beaver has written five books including Hacking For Dummies (Wiley), Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, (Wiley) and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. This was first published in July 2006
This was first published in July 2006