When it comes to mobile security, it's hard to imagine anybody more mobile, or in need of more security, than the men and women of the U.S. Navy. That is why the Naval Academy now has an all new Center for Cyber Security Studies, and is even considering offering a major in the field. The Center's director, Capt. Steven Simon says that there are virtually no areas where cyber security is not applicable when it comes to the Navy: whether they are sending out a ship, a Marine in the field or flying a plane, cyber communication is a must, meaning security comes on its heels.
The use of personal technology like iPhones and social networking sites within the division is a new concern, which is being met with a quick effort to educate all military personnel. "The best defense is a good offense", and some midshipmen will specialize in computer science and information technology, becoming highly skilled "cyber warriors", to match their real-life skills.
A large majority of us are regularly partaking in a fast-evolving cyber world, and we all need the skills and know-how to navigate it safely. The Navy is taking important steps to protect its sensitive data, and with technology that can wipe out a hard drive the second it gets lost, they are a step closer to being secure. Why not get yourself the same smart security, and get Notebak -- first recover and then wipe out any sensitive data as soon as you realize your laptop is missing: we use military-grade technology to ensure no restoration will be possible, whether you're a Navy Seal or an entrepreneur. And hey, if destroying your hard drive isn't something you're into, we also offer some really smart technology to help you recover your laptop, unscathed. Now that's smart.
An elementary school in Honolulu has had 60 laptop computers taken from eight different classrooms, one Sunday after midnight. Police have so far recovered about 30 of the missing laptops, mostly thanks to tips from local residents -- as well as finding some of the computers simply disposed of close to the school grounds. Taking 60 laptops usually indicates a desire to sell them off somewhere, and the remaining half of the loot still remains to be found.
Teachers say that above all, the children are disturbed by the invasion of their private space -- they consider the school a home away from home and don't understand why their computers were taken, or that they probably won't be returned.
School computers -- especially those that are staying in the building for the duration of their lifespan -- are perfect for installing some smart laptop security. Notebak's DigitaLabel service is a really great device to safeguard school computers; when combined with the GeoFence, the laptops are protected in several ways: a lockscreen will trigger as soon as the computer gets taken outside of a specified boundary -- like the school building -- and a screen will appear that helps get the laptop back.
This recovery screen is where the thief, unsuspecting buyer or anyone who currently has the laptop will be able to contact the rightful owners through Notebak, with our help -- since the lock screen renders the computer unusable (and therefore un-sellable), the thief themselves may very well take advantage of this service, especiallyif a reward is offered. This lock screen is extremely resilient, and prevents various methods that one can attempt in order to bypass it: the computer's internal systems and files will remain untouched during this whole process, which means the students can get their laptops back as if nothing happened; something that might help that distressed feeling about the whole event.
Notebak has many other nifty features which would help the many computers that schools keep. By installing a smart program like this, teachers, students and tax payers alike can rest assured that these invaluable teaching tools are safe, there for the students anytime they need them. This way, schools can vastly lower replacement costs by simply thinking ahead.
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