- A laptop computer has a 1-in-10 chance of being stolen.
- Nearly half of all laptop thefts occur in offices or classrooms.
- 98% of stolen laptops are never recovered.
- Laptops have a higher rate of security problems than desktop workstations.
In addition, follow these steps to protect your devices:Physically secure your laptop computer by keeping it in an office that can be locked. Also, use a cable lock to secure it to a desk or heavy object in or outside of the office.Do not store sensitive or confidential data on mobile devices unless you have been authorized to do so.Avoid leaving your mobile devices and media unattended.Always use a password to protect your portable device against unauthorized use.Turn Bluetooth power off by default, and do not let it be set to discoverable.Turn off the radio switch for your laptop's Wi-Fi access when you are not using it.If a portable device is lost or stolen, contact the Technology Department immediately.
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Accessed 2 May 2019