Securing a windows 7 laptop when out of the office. It's part of an SBS 2011 domain
Posted on 2016-11-21
What are the options for the way to 'secure' the data on a laptop in case it gets stolen?
I was thinking there's the drive bootup password in the bios of the laptop (Dell Latitude). I guess I could take the drive out to see for myself, but does that actually keep the drive locked up even if removed from the laptop and connected to another PC?
We're not talking state secrets here. So if the answer to the hard drive password lock is that they can swap out the board on the drive and get in, that's not a concern.
We're more concerned with keeping people from getting to the data going so far as taking the drive out of the laptop and putting in another PC using a USB to SATA cable or similar.
The OS is Windows 7 Pro and the server for the domain is SBS 2011.