A system's physical security is one of the most overlooked areas of computer safety. If your computer is lost or stolen you lose both the
equipment and your data, as well as running the risk of having someone access sensitive personal and work information. Given enough time, any
system can be broken into - securing your computer physically is the best way to prevent this!
To protect your computer, always keep it physically secure by locking the room it's in or using a locking cable if the computer can be easily moved.
Columbia and CUMC also have policies and requirements for physical security that must be met to adequately protect data and equipment.