When people say 'Computer Security' the first thing that
comes to mind is data; encryption, preventing viruses, preventing
unauthorized access, data backup. But do you think about
the hardware itself?
These days of economic woe bring a whole
new set of problems. In the past, companies were more concerned
the data than the hardware. They figured that as long as
the data was safe, they could always re-create their drives
from backups or USB thumb drives. Software could be reinstalled
on new machines if their computers or laptops were stolen.
today? Can your company bear the cost of replacing the
hardware? In times of economic downturns, companies
that their hardware becomes more of a theft threat. People
who would never steal in the past are more tempted when
they are suffering themselves. Selling computers and
the open market can be lucrative, as thieves are looking
for a quick buck and buyers are looking for a cheap product.
a computer cable lock prevent theft? Maybe. Computer locks
keep the honest people honest. Although these cables
may not withstand large bolt cutters, they cannot be
cut with a pair of scissors. Thieves will have to come prepared
enough time and tools to break through the security.
The old saying 'you don't need to outrun the bear,
need to outrun your slowest friend' holds true in this
also. You and your friend are at the library working
on a term paper, you both get up to look through the
have a laptop lock on your laptop and your friend doesn't.
Whose laptop are they going to take?
If this level
of security is not enough for you, there are much higher
levels. You can spend $20-$30 for a
lock. Lockdown brackets that literally
bolt your laptop down to a table can run about
a full steel enclosure will cost you about $200.
all about your threat level and theft tolerances.
us a call at (800) 466-7636 and we will be glad to help
you determine your threat level and what
will work best for your situation.