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Dimkov, T. and Pieters, W. and Hartel, P.H. (2010) Laptop theft: a case study on effectiveness of security mechanisms in open organizations. Technical Report TR-CTIT-10-07, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625
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Organizations rely on physical, technical and procedural mechanisms to protect their physical assets. Of all physical assets, laptops are the probably the most troublesome to protect, since laptops are easy to remove and conceal. Organizations open to the public, such as hospitals and universities, are easy targets for laptop thieves, since every day hundreds of people not employed by the organization wander in the premises. The problem security professionals face is how to protect the laptops in such open organizations.
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