is more important than you think to make sure your laptop
computer does not end up in the wrong hands.
you purchased a laptop for personal use, you are probably
very protective of it, most likely because of the cost to
replace it. You also understand the hassle of re-creating
the information stored on that laptop ... personal files,
pictures, contact information, calendars, etc.
about the security risk that information represents? Could
a thief use your laptop to access your bank account details
or social security number? The value of the information
ON a laptop is usually much greater than the cost OF the
your laptop was provided by your employer, the security
risk is even greater. Stolen laptops may contain confidential
company information (like employee salaries, new product
plans or financial details). Stored passwords may enable
thieves to hack into the company's network, where they can
do even greater damage, perhaps even endangering your job.
In fact, an FBI study revealed that 57% of all network breaches
originate from stolen computers! (see other statistics about
theft here). It pays to look after your company-provided
laptop just as carefully as you would if you'd bought it
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