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Should laptops be put away at night?

We have a policy that everybody who leaves their laptop at the office must put it in a cupboard or cabinet when they leave for the day. To make this easier, all laptop users are also provided with ...
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Preparing laptops for theft

With a number of laptops out there the likelihood of one being stolen is high. What methods, preferably free, can be used to secure the data on the computers? The laptops do not have any special ...
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Host's sys admins - can they view files?

Just a quick question. When using shared hosting, can system admins (employed by the host) access your files and read your database connectionstring details? Can they also access your database, and ...
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How to physically secure a public terminal?

An organisation that I do work for has made the decision to move several public access terminals (Tower/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse combo) into a public place. These machines are already secured with ...
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Automatically copy files out of directory

I had a user's laptop stolen recently during shipping and it was setup with windows live sync. The thief or buyer's kids took some photos of themselves and they were synced to the user's my documents. ...
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What should I do if a domain controller/DNS/etc. machine is stolen?

Let's say I have a Windows 2008 (or a Windows 2003) Domain Controller (With DNS, etc.) in a remote office that is (of course) part of a much larger domain in a primary location (it's in a separate ...
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How to prevent people taking software home?

Most companies I have worked at have had either a collection of disks or a network share with the installs of the commonly used software in them. This is to allow the IT dept and skilled users to ...