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Re: New Laptop Polices

  • From: Chris Riling
  • Date: Fri Aug 11 15:55:09 2006
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Of course take precautions with leaving files on the network, and using "secure" remote access to those files, but I don't necessarily trust most users to not keep some sort of sensitive data on local disk, so we started rolling out PGP whole disk encryption...

Chris

On 8/11/06, Neil J. McRae <[email protected]> wrote:
I think the issue is more to do with theft by dodgy baggage handlers (or randy if he sees a disclaimer notice on the laptop case in which case he'd throw it in the trash and ask the airport concierge to make an announceent about it over the airport PA system ;)). If you have data that is so sensitive then in theory you should already have a security platform (encryption etc) on the laptop as you are just as likely to get mugged in the street as you are to get your luggage stolen. One thing that I know for some smaller companies is that their disaster recovery plans may need reviewing in light of this policy.

Regards,
Neil
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-----Original Message----- From: "Mike Lyon" <[email protected]> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 09:37:23 To:"Cullen, Michael" <[email protected]> Cc:[email protected] Subject: Re: New Laptop Polices


Are laptops being questioned now in the UK when going through security? I would assume that they are probably wiping every laptop and doing the explosive check that they do...

-Mike


On 8/11/06, Cullen, Michael <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > > Greetings all, > > > > 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. > > > > > > Thank You, > > > > 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) > > The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential > and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the > intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this > message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that it is > strictly prohibited (a) to disseminate, distribute or copy this > communication or any of the information contained in it, or (b) to take any > action based on the information in it. If you have received this > communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the > message and deleting it from your computer. > >