Stolen laptop case study

Shocking news: it is easy to steal laptop computers in universitites!

»In this study, we look at the e ffectiveness of the security mechanisms against laptop theft in two universities. We analyze the logs from laptop thefts in both universities and complement the results with penetration tests. The results from the study show that surveillance cameras and access control have a limited role in the security of the organization and that the level of security awareness of the employees plays the biggest role in stopping theft. The results of this study are intended to aid security professionals in the prioritization of security mechanisms.«

(Laptop theft:
a case study on e ffectiveness of security mechanisms in open organizations
)

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About Sven Türpe

Sven Türpe is a computer scientist. His current research focus is on security engineering methods, techniques, and tools. All opinions expressed in this blog are his own.