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|Awareness Technologies Security Advisory: Top Tips to Prevent Laptop Theft|
|Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 03:50:52 PM|
LOS ANGELES - November 7, 2011 - Laptop theft and data loss are escalating concerns for companies of all sizes - from Fortune 500 level to small-to-medium sized businesses - and according to the FBI, 97% of stolen laptops are never recovered. As employees become increasingly more mobile and rely on multiple mobile devices from laptops, smartphones and iPads to conduct business, crimes associated with these devices are also on the rise. Malicious insiders as well as outside culprits are increasingly becoming more innovative and inventive in finding ways to steal valuable information and proprietary data from company and employee mobile devices and laptops that donít have appropriate endpoint security.
Fortunately, there are ways that companies can protect themselves from theft. Ron Penna, Chief Strategy Officer at Awareness Technologies, who has a behind-the-scenes perspective on what really causes most laptop thefts, outlines the top tips for preventing mobile device theft:
While each of these tips can be very helpful in their own right, the most comprehensive, proven way to prevent laptop theft and data loss is the use of laptop protection software, that will allow you to remotely retrieve and delete any files from your computer without the thief's knowledge, as well as geo-locate its position in real time and monitor all of their activities.