Theft of electronic items is an on-going problem in some countries and if you are clearly a foreign national this may only increase the chances that you may be targeted. Carrying a laptop in your hands is a blatant advertisement for thieves and snatching from your grasp is only too easy. A durable bag which can be locked is the obvious precaution you should take. Not only is it inconspicuous but the shoulder strap makes removing it from your possession far more challenging and thieves may opt for a more accessible target. Of course always back up your data before you travel just in case and ensure all sensitive information is password protected.
Protection from the elements
Portable computing equipment can be easily damaged by heat or water and, while this may not normally be a concern in the office, when travelling you may not always be able to avoid the excesses of the weather. Many bags are both heat and water resistant so you can be confident that, whatever the weather throws at you, the contents of your bag are guaranteed to remain cool and dry.
Portability is one of the greatest advantages of laptops but their vulnerability to seemingly innocuous knocks and bumps makes it essential to have a durable bag in which to carry them, meaning you can be confident that they are kept safe and secure at all times.