"With the busy holiday season upon us, people will be taking to the road with their laptops in tow," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "Unfortunately, many of these people will fall victim to laptop loss or theft. On top of the financial cost, the potential data loss and threat of identity theft associated with a missing laptop can seriously worsen the situation and have far-reaching consequences for individuals and companies alike."
According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, 12,000 laptops a week are lost by business travelers alone. And, only 35% of business travelers say they protect the information on their laptop.1 When a laptop goes unclaimed for an extended period of time, the airline in possession of it may send it off to auction. That means the information in the laptop may be up for sale to the highest bidder. So protecting your laptop - and the information on it - becomes vitally important while traveling. To help keep thieves at bay, Absolute advises taking the following 10 steps when traveling with your laptop during the holidays: