Data Storage: Protecting Data Stored on Enterprise Laptops: 10 Best Practices
Let's face it: Our business and personal files aren't secure at all if we carry them around in business-oriented devices that are protected only by a password. The fact is, most of us rely only on that thin level of security most of the time. It's true that more and more netbooks and laptops are being equipped with biometric fingerprint scanners to aid in security, but even those aren't a foolproof solution. The complete answer at this point in time is this: To protect business-critical corporate files and other data, you need to 1. deploy a combination of physical and IT security measures, 2. be able to back up the entire drive into cloud storage, and 3. have a central security administrator be able to wipe clean or completely disable the device if it's lost, stolen or falls into the wrong hands. For this slide show, eWEEK used several sources, including market research from its own Ziff Davis Enterprise research department and information from Juniper Networks, DigitalPersona and Trellia Networks, along with a new whitepaper from Datacastle.