Vancouver, Bc, Canada (PressExposure) September 26, 2007 -- According to the FBI, losses due to laptop theft totaled more than $15 million dollars last year. The Computer Science Institute/FBI Computer Security Survey found the average theft of a laptop to cost a company $89,000 (taking into account the value of the information stored on a device).
Encrypting the information stored on a laptop's hard drive prevents thieves from accessing potentially injurious data if they do steal the device.
Protect your sensitive information.
CryptoDisk is a powerful tool for creating and managing virtual encrypted disks (encrypted volumes). It creates encrypted volume within a file on a hard drive or any external data storage device (flash memory card, USB drive, etc) and then mount it as a real disk. All the data are automatically encrypted using your password right before they are saved to disk or decrypted right before they are loaded, without any user intervention. Mounted volumes behave as real physical disk drives, however even when the volume is mounted, data stored in the volume is still encrypted.
Why do you need CryptoDisk?
To protect your sensitive information. For example, you can hide your personal information from other people who might have access to your PC, or encrypt your files on a removable storage device for transportation to prevent that the files can be accessed when the device is stolen or lost.
With the onset of the information age, laptops have become an invaluable resource to individuals and companies everywhere. However, laptop theft has been on the rise and as a result many organizations have found themselves victims of potential data breaches that affect their employees and customers, as well as their reputations. A stolen laptop often means loss of sensitive data that is stored on that machine, which is likely to lead to a risk of identity theft.
Depending on what is kept on a particular laptop, without proper security precautions a thief can easily get a hold of such information as personal bookkeeping files, Word documents containing passwords, addresses, as well as employee and customer information stored on a laptop.