During his keynote at the RSA Conference 2011, Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group, gave a great talk on computer security. In particular, this analogy really jumped out at me:

Comparing Internet security to public health, Charney said computing devices not only need to be treated when they get sick with malware, but they also need to be vaccinated with proper anti-malware, firewalls and other protections to prevent them from getting sick in the first place.

We talk a lot here about being proactive with security planning – about analyzing risks and creating a layered approach to security management – but the comparison to vaccination is a sound one. While you cannot vaccinate your computer against all attacks or potential losses, you can do your best to be prepared.

And, just like with your health, you can get some insurance to safeguard your assets. Think of Absolute Software’s offerings as part of that insurance – part of the way you can recover your lost assets or protect your sensitive information.

You can watch the full keynote here.

Via search security / Image: clipart