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Michael E. Whitman + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337102063

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Michael E. Whitman + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337102063
Chapter 9, Problem 20RQ
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What can you do to reduce the risk of theft of portable computing devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks?

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Theft of portable devices:

Portable devices like smart-phone, laptop, tablets, could be stolen by trespassers, co-workers or by foes for the below purposes.

  • In order to steal valuable information from the devices for their own
  • To sell information
  • To sell devices

Securing portable devices:

One can reduce laptop theft by implementing any one of the below ways.

Passwords:

Passwords and locks protect the devices from stealing the information form it. Keeping difficult passwords provides more security and protects devices from accessing.

Physical security:

Physical security is giving protection to physical items or objects or even areas from an unauthorized access. Locks like electronic and biometric locks can protect devices from accessing...

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