When you travel for business,
does the thought of unsecured proprietary information keep you up
at night? If so, heed the advice of Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, which follows.
Skip the safe. Leaving
anything in your room safe or hiding it, Siciliano says, is as
secure as leaving it in the hall near your room-service tray. For
anything of even remote value, either use the hotel’s safe or take
it with you.
For your eyes only.
Your laptop screen can be visible to those around you, so consider
a privacy filter, which makes the screen appear dark when viewed at
an angle, yet clear to the user. Staples (staples.com) sells 3M’s
privacy filters for laptops of varying sizes, starting at $55.
Save online. To keep
data secure even if your laptop is lost or stolen, don’t save it to
your hard drive: Store it virtually, using one of a growing number
of online document centers, such as Google Docs & Spreadsheets
(docs.google.com). If your computer is snatched,
thieves will end up with nothing more than your copy of Minesweeper
and a few MP3s.