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Securing Mobile Devices


Securing Your Mobile Device

IT recommends following the best practices below to ensure the security of your mobile device. 

  • Do not leave mobile devices unattended when not in use (e.g. in your car, lounge, or study area). When not in use, store them in a secure location. 
  • Password protect your mobile devices and enable the auto-lockout feature. The password protect feature blocks access to your device until your password is entered. Use the strongest password your device supports.
  • Enable remote tracking features for your mobile device.  Your remote tracking software should support advanced features like remote wipe and remote lockout.
    • Apple remote tracking is done through iCloud.
    • Windows Phone tracking is done through Find My Phone.
    • Android remote tracking is done through 3rd party applications. We do not officially recommend a tracking product for the Android platform, but the following should work for your mobile device.
  • Do not circumvent security features or jailbreak your mobile device.
  • Wipe or securely delete data before you dispose of or recycle your mobile device.
  • Lost, stolen, or misplaced mobile devices should be immediately reported to BUPD. If you have enabled remote tracking, there is a better chance that your mobile device can be returned to you.