Security is always important whether you keep the information on your home / work desktop, or laptop. We all “talk the talk”, and mention how important it is, but do we do enough to actually reduce security threats ? Or more importantly, DO YOU do enough to reduce security threats to your own data ?
Historically, your main concern was simply to make sure you do not get anyone accessing your computer with a virus, a computer worm, or simply stealing your computer from your office or home. As we move to a portable world (lets face it, everyone is buying a laptop these days), we add more risk to the above list. You can simply forget your laptop somewhere (on the bus / train, at a restaurant etc), or someone can walk by you on the street, and snatch the carrying case off your shoulder.
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