Laptop & PC Security: Hybrid Device Challenges

Future of Laptop & PC Security

A new age of hybrid devices brings with it challenges for the future of laptop and PC security. According to Kensington Computer Products: lost or stolen devices are the cause of 39% of data breaches, an 85% reduction in laptop theft can be obtained with well-implemented physical security, and approximately $4M is the average capital lost due to data breaches.

Inventor of the Laptop Lock

Kensington Computer Products Group is the inventor of the Laptop Lock. Their Kensington Security Slot is so well known that it can be found in over 90% of business laptops and other business owned IT hardware. With the ever-growing demand for mobile work-stations, Kensington is the industry go-to for Laptop & PC security.

Traditional Locking Devices

The traditional locking devices made by Kensington worked with a K-Slot locking device. These locks are either keyed or have a combination to unlock the device. Newer tablets and ultrabooks have integrated smaller security slots (nano and mini) which lead to an implementation of a smaller version of the K-Slot. While these K-Slot devices were great for Laptops and PC’s a few years ago, the newer devices hitting the market continue getting smaller as time goes on.

Shift for 2019

Kensington has developed locking solutions for devices that no longer have K-Slots. Their new docking stations do not require a K-Slot to keep devices locked and safe. The non-invasive technology is as simple as placing a laptop on the device, closing the arm, and locking. The new range of locking devices comes in three options: Entry Level (Keyed/Combo), Enhanced Performance (Electronic), Future Proofer Tool (combination of electronic locking and encrypted laptop security).

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