If ever faced with a situation where your safety or the safety of others could be at risk. Chose life over property. You can replace electronics. not your life. It may seem like its important at the time but trust me it is not.
How to protect your data if your laptop gets lost or stolen:
- Encrypt your laptop
- Put a firmware password if possible ( be careful)
- use a strong password How to pick a strong password
**Backups prevent you from losing your data, but if your laptop was stolen it cannot prevent someone from getting your data.
These are easy tasks for a few laptops but what if you have 40, or 100 or 300. this is a huge task of implementing and monitoring.