Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cyber Security Awareness Tip of the Day: October 30

Laptop usage is no longer restricted to the business person who travels frequently. Instead, laptops are rapidly replacing desktop computers not only in business and on college and university campuses but also for home use. With that in mind, the tip today is from Case Western Reserve University:

October 30 Tip of the Day:

"A few tips for protecting laptops and data include:

  • Never leave your laptop unattended in a public area
  • Buy a locking cable for your laptop. The cables are available for purchase at the bookstore, through Case Protective Services, or online.
  • Make sure you have a screensaver password
  • Don't keep sensitive data on a laptop. Instead, keep it on a central or department file server, and wipe your disk free space after you delete working copies from the hard drive.
  • Back up data on a regular cycle, and practice recovery from backup"

The complete article is available at "Case offers tips, programs during Cyber Security Awareness Month"

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