Lost Laptops

No, this is not a discussion about obesity (yuk, yuk). It is about laptop computer security. A headline served up by my RSS newsfeed this morning caught my eye: “Londoners top world in leaving laptops in taxis.” In a class I teach, Internet Security: Tools and Techniques, I discuss “Securing the Road Warrior and the Teleworker.” I have references to two earlier articles on the same subject. (This one about a lost US Dept. of State notebook and another posted on MSNBC entitled “Top Secret British Laptop Missing, Defense Ministry official reportedly left laptop in taxi.”) And Wired mentions it here.

Here are pointers to 3 columns that touch on the protection needs of notebook PCs. They could use a bit of updating, but the problems and the solutions have not changed.

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