Other things to remember
by lo-tek - 8/18/07 10:53 AM
In Reply to: lock up your valuables; don't take 'irreplaceable' on trips by jposhea3
Some things that I keep in mind are:
Uusually the thief wants to turn this into cash so they are not interested in the contents of the laptop.
That being said, if it is a company laptop and domain joined notify your corporate security team so they can revoke any digital certificates that are stored on the laptop (you do use PKI don't you?) You'll also want to change your domain password as soon as possible. If your company uses Exchange you can do this via Outlook Web Acccess or have your company security team do this for you as well.
Finally, going forward, new technology in Windows Vista allows entire drive encryption (called Bitlocker) which makes the drive unreadable without the proper credentials. Thieves can't use what they can't read.