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Oct 19, 2007

Tips for physically securing your IT equipment

A page from the University of Bristol's new security awareness site, aimed at students, offers some worthwhile advice on avoiding physical damage or loss to your IT equipment, things like:
- Don't cover the PC or monitor with anything (fire risk)
- Don't drink near the system (water damage risk)
- Don't be in a rush (a common explanation for why laptops etc. get left on public transport is that the owner was in a hurry ... I suspect asking students to get out of bed 5 minutes earlier is a bit of a tall order).

The rest of the site is straightforward enough - basic advice on antivirus, firewalls, patching, backups and so on. Not a bad start.