What’s On Your Laptop?

  • 2 years ago
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CSMB is a leading firm in IT consultancy, Hampshire, who take system security seriously – data loss is not to be sniffed at and even the most minor of incidents can have catastrophic results and result in loss of trust from clients.

Every day you’ll hear about someone on social media who has lost their laptop, phone or another digital device, as well as all the data contained, which can present a massive security risk to both individuals and businesses alike.

What data have you lost?

From a personal point, I would have lost all my family photos, including precious pictures of my children, unless they’ve been backed up. From a business point of view, I would have lost the data I saved on my desktop, including confidential client information and contact details, i.e. information that absolutely should not be compromised!

Thefts happen from everywhere. Hotels, train stations, airports, and cafes; anywhere you leave a device unattended is a potential target for a thief.

How do you protect your device?

There are a multitude of ways that you can protect yourself from data loss, including MDM ( Mobile Device Management), creating backups, and using cloud storage such as OneDrive and Dropbox.

Other options include encryption, which adds an extra layer of security and makes it more difficult for thieves to hack your operating system password using standard recovery features. A full disc encryption is one of the most secure methods of encryption with a 256-bit encryption key preventing anyone trying to access the data embedded.

If you require assistance securing your devices and data then why not enlist the help of the top IT consultancy Buckinghamshire? CSMB is dedicated to helping businesses thrive by supporting their networks and systems, allowing them to focus on running their business instead of chasing up IT problems. To find out how we can help your business today, simply call 0203 478 3141, email sales@csmb.co.uk, or fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.