The world changed a little bit last week when the Brits foiled the latest terrorist plot. One side effect is that electronics can’t be taken on many flights, and they likely won’t be for a while. That means that people who travel with laptops may now have to check their favorite tools. It takes some preparation to do that safely. Here are a few tips to deal with that situation and to make sure that your laptop survives the baggage hold.
- Wrap your laptop in foam or bubble wrap and then put your laptop bag inside of another piece of luggage for extra protection.
- Carry a thumb drive with you, full of crucial data in case your laptop gets lost or delayed.
- Invest in asset tracking and recovery software or remote data protection software to make sure your data doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
- Use good luggage locks on the suitcase.
There will obviously be lots of tips out there these days to deal with this situation. These are just a few to get you started.