If you’re off on a holiday trip, then there’s no question that the laptop will be coming with you. As you all know, there’s just no way you can fully escape work.

However, there are times when things can go wrong and you might end up having your laptop stolen or lost.

For this, here are 3 security tips that you can consider when traveling:

#1: Ensure you carry it in a padded bag

Your laptop is not for carrying around your arm, book bag or backpack but requires a decent one that is padded. The reason for this is that travel involves a lot of pushing bags into tight spots and so, if you shove a little too hard, the laptop can get damaged quite easily. So, ensure you pick a bag that has plenty of protection while also having separate sections for power cables and accessories.

#2: Switch it off

No matter what you do, don’t leave your computer on when placing it in a padded bag. The heat can damage the computer in a number of ways and is probably your laptop’s worst enemy. So to be on the safe side, instead of hibernating the laptop, it’s a good idea to turn it off completely.

#3: Back it up and lock it down

It’s a disaster losing your laptop which would contain files of sensitive information that are stored on it. This is where a backup regimen where you keep a copy of your files at home or in the office or even in the cloud works for the best.

Worse still would losing personal and sensitive information such as personal photos or even banking information. Encrypt your drive and use strong passwords to prevent this from happening.