March, 12, 2013 -- Beaverton, Oregon – Latest research on theft of personal computers has revealed shocking statistics. According to a survey independently spearheaded by New Softwares.net, an information security organization, nearly 7 out of 10 victims of laptop theft have reported that their corporate data has been, in some ways, may be compromised.
That’s because, even the smallest bits of information can easily be sold to competitors on the black market, which can then be used by the competitor to gain competitive advantage in its respective industry. For example, imagine yourself as the vice president of marketing for a large pharmaceutical company. You travel abroad with your notebook computer which contains off-the-record marketing success statistics.
The next thing you know, someone steals your laptop from your hotel room -- while you were away. Consequently, chances are great that all your corporate confidential data could easily be sold on the black market to a foreign competing organizations -- who don’t believe it’s unethical to use someone else’s idea -- in order to gain a financial advantage.
Therefore, top corporate executives should be very careful about what sort of data should be stored on company laptops while travelling abroad or even perhaps going on a business trip to another state.
Information security expert, Janet Brown who works for new softwares.net in the capacity of information security strategist, recommends that sensitive digital information should always be stored on cloud servers in encrypted format.
If for some reason, an executive is travelling to destinations that don’t have reliable internet services; they should fortify sensitive data with folder locking software which also has the capability to encrypt data, one such software leading the market of data security software is folder lock version 7.2.0, which, unlike other competing software, works with perfect compatibility under Windows 8 environment.
Finally, executives should set strong passwords for both their windows log-in as well as for their data security software on which data has been fortified. Brown recommends that executives should set passwords which are reasonably long and which contains a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
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