DeadMan’S Handle Used for Counter-Terrorism

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Innovative notebook data protection software being used to protect laptops after UK plane threats.

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DeadMan’s Handle gives companies even greater security for their laptops in these uncertain times. The software can protect all aspects of confidential information and system data on their machines.

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DeadMan’s Handle, the innovative concept in notebook security, is being recommended for use after the recent terrorist incidents in the UK.

This advanced software protects sensitive notebook information when it is lost or stolen. It does so by invisibly erasing it, providing an additional layer of security that complements technologies now in use. The system not only protects company data, but also system access and network settings. The removal of these settings greatly reduces the possibility of attacks by criminals.

With laptops now going into unlocked hold baggage in planes it has become essential for mobile security to be improved. As Director John Brazier says, “DeadMan’s Handle gives companies even greater security for their laptops in these uncertain times. The software can protect all aspects of confidential information and system data on their machines.”

Security consultants are now using the system to enhance the protection on their notebooks. Providing security in depth, it helps reduce the risks now presented by traveling with laptops.

DeadMan’s Handle is available for download and user licenses can be obtained via

DeadMan’s Handle has been awarded the quality label ‘Nominee for the European IST Prize’. The system was evaluated by independent experts from 16 European countries, nominated by Euro-CASE and agreed by the European Commission.

This recognition of excellence follows on from DeadMan’s Handle winning a coveted place in the UKT&I Best of British Technology Showcase at CeBIT 2005 in Hannover and a ‘What Laptop and Handheld PC’ magazine 9/10 rating and Editor’s Choice in 2005.

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DeadMan’s Handle Ltd

DeadMan’s Handle Ltd is a new venture company formed to specifically manage this ground breaking software. The inventor of the software concept, John Brazier, has many years’ experience in security, IT and project management techniques.


Euro-CASE is a European non-profit organisation of national Academies of Engineering, Technologies and Applied Sciences from nineteen European countries.


CeBIT offers the world's biggest forum for B2B solutions and remains the world's most popular, key meeting place for the ICT industry. The progressive convergence of the IT, telecom, software, content and services markets is reflected at CeBIT.

In 2004 6,200 exhibitors (47 percent from abroad) booked display area of 320,000 square meters. In just one and a half decades, CeBIT has grown from its origins as part of the HANNOVER FAIR to become the world's leading event for information technology, telecommunications, software and services.

UKT&I - UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment is the government organisation that provides integrated support services for UK companies engaged in overseas trade and foreign businesses focused on the UK as an inward investment location.

It brings together the work of teams in 200 British embassies and FCO posts overseas and government departments across Whitehall. In England, UK Trade & Investment services are delivered through the Business Links and other partners including Regional Development Agencies and Chambers of Commerce, coordinated by nine regional International Trade Directors.

UK Trade & Investment's work ensures UK and overseas companies benefit from the organisation's continuing commitment to provide an integrated service, delivering business opportunities through a global network. For more information visit the web site


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