Laptop Security Resources

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On the road and worried about keeping your laptop and company data safe and secure? Here's a list of online resources to help you stay protected, even when you're traveling far from your home office. (And be sure read Ed Lee's latest <a href="http://www.managesmarter.com/msg/content_display/publications/e3i4f087b1... Issues</a> column for even more data security strategies.)<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.gocsi.com" target="_blank">www.gocsi.com</a><br clear="none" /> Website of The Computer Security Institute<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.safeware.com" target="_blank">www.safeware.com</a><br clear="none" /> One of the few companies specializing in the underwriting protection from the loss, theft or damage of laptops, desktops, software, peripherals, digital cameras and media players.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.pgp.com" target="_blank">www.pgp.com</a><br clear="none" /> One of the most inexpensive and user-friendly producers of encryption software for folders and hard drives. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.secure-it.com" target="_blank">www.secure-it.com</a><br clear="none" /> Reliable products for deterring the physical theft of laptops and desktops.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.absolute.com" target="_blank">www.absolute.com</a><br clear="none" /> Developers of software that tracks any computer anywhere in the world, providing thieves connect the stolen computer to the Internet. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.targus.com" target="_blank">www.targus.com</a><br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.mobileoffice.about.com" target="_blank">www.mobileoffice.about.com</a><br clear="none" /> Producers of padded backpacks for laptops.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.laptoptheft.org" target="-blank">www.laptoptheft.org</a><br clear="none" /> Excellent resource addressing recent incidents of laptop theft.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <a href="http://www.3mprivacyfilter.com" target="_blank">www.3mprivacyfilter.com</a><br clear="none" /> A plastic sheet that can be easily attached to your computer screen.