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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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Physical Security

An important item to keep in mind at this point is the need for physical security. Imagine the following scenario: You return home from work one day and see that a break-in has occurred. Not only are several valuable items missing, but your home computer has disappeared as well. Most people immediately begin thinking about their data that was lost. But wait, backups were religiously made according to a schedule. But where are those backups? In most cases, they were probably left unsecured next to the computer. Businesses often spend a great deal of money addressing these issues on a larger scale with off-site backup and recovery processes, and as an individual, these same issues should be addressed, although on a smaller scale. ...

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