What’s the worst thing that can happen to your business? Well, for some organisations, the loss of data can be critical. If strategic information gets into the hands of your competitors, it could spell a fatal blow for your business. And if you have consultants in the field, you can be particularly exposed to this risk.
So, how do you mitigate against this? Well, there are a number of companies that deal in computer protection like Alertsec who produce a full disk encryption package that locks a computer’s hard disk and prevents access to it unless the correct password is supplied. What this means is that if a laptop gets lost or stolen, your data will remain protected, away from prying eyes.
It’s one way to deal with unavoidable risk; if you can mitigate it, you can reduce the potential damage that can occur.