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Re: New Laptop Polices

  • From: Peter Cohen
  • Date: Fri Aug 11 12:49:57 2006
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> Given the new threats and the change in policy with the airlines and
> traveling in and around the UK, has anyone changed their laptop and portable
> computing device policy?  We are being questioned about the safety of
> executives traveling with their laptops.

> Michael Cullen
> Global Security, Universal Music Group
> 818 286-5473 (w) | 818 919-6974 (c)
> UMG GSO Michael (aim) | UMG.GSO.Michael (gtalk) | [email protected]
> (msn)

For me, i think there are two items that jump out:

1.  durability of the case of a laptop being checked baggage vs.
carryon if indeed we now have to check bags on certain/all flights...

2.   with regard to safety of laptops, if you mean that exec's are
targets of robberies, than this further lends value i suspect of
keeping everything on the network and having passwords to reach the
network from the laptop, etc....  Nothing on the laptop but pics of
the kids and mp3's.  all downloaded legally of course...    secure
computing/safeword/etc.. to reach your remote files would seem like a
good idea...