Laptop/Desktop Privacy & Security


So you’ve implemented layered security throughout the organization, put in some email encryption and secure large file transfer solutions and locked down laptops and desktops with physical locks and password authentication.  Have you thought about shoulder surfing or simple laptop/desktop theft?   A key area for IT organizations today (some thanks to regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, and others) is how to protect against these non-network based risks.

Do you have Executives or salespeople working on their laptops on airplanes?  Do any of your employees work near public areas, or near other workers with visibility of their screens?  Are you using whole disk encryption to ensure that if the computer is lost or stolen that the data is locked out?  Strong Authentication?  Laptop Recovery solutions? Remote Disk deletion capabilities?


These are just some of the questions to ask yourself (and your IT security team) with regards to Laptop/Desktop Privacy & Security.

Statistics and Facts on this area:

  • 10% of all laptops are lost or stolen during their lifetime (each week 12,000 laptops are lost or stolen in US airports alone and 97% are never recovered)
  • SC Magazine's fourth annual "Guarding Against a Data Breach" survey, which was conducted by SC Magazine and ArcSight showed that out of 468 IT security leaders, 46% chose Mobile Security as top of the list for security solutions respondents are looking to deploy in the next year to safeguard critical data.

Escalade IT currently offers the following technologies within the Laptop/Desktop Privacy and Security solution area: