Physical Security

Protect Laptops, Mobile Devices & Flash Drives

Article ID: 
1403

Protecting your laptop, small mobile devices, and your even smaller thumbdrives / smart cards / memory sticks from theft is much easier than trying to recover any of them later. A few simple steps can save you lost files, time, maybe even your identity or job.

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Prepare Your Laptop for Traveling

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1330

Whether jetting to Japan, basking in Barbados or camping in the Catskills, your laptop will probably come along on the trip. If you do pack a computer, be sure to prep it for the trip. Think of the following precautions as the equivalent of bringing the sunscreen (you don't want to get "burned").

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Recover from a Laptop and/or Device Theft

Article ID: 
1301
  1. Perform a remote wipe, if possible.
  2. If it's a Brown device: notify the Telecommunications Office immediately (telecommunications@brown.edu, 401-863-2007).
  3. If a personal device: contact your service provider to report a lost or stolen mobile device and to suspend your service.
  4. Login and change your Brown and Gmail passwords.
  5. If any PII, contact ISG@brown.edu as soon as possible.

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