http://www.microsoft.com/protect/mobile/laptop/travel.aspx The newest laptops and external drives are powerful, light, and thin enough to fit easily into the slenderest of carry-on baggage. This makes them easy to travel with, but also easier to lose or have stolen. It pays to be extra vigilant at airport security checkpoints where thieves know people can be flustered. You should also store your laptop in the seat in front of you, instead of in the overhead compartment when you fly. Here are our top tips to help you secure the information on your laptop.