Secure Your Devices
Here are some simple steps that everyone can take to make your devices more secure.
- Secure all devices with a password – this simple step is the most effective in securing the contents of your device.
- Run reputable anti-malware and anti-virus programs – Anti-virus software is provided by the University for your work systems, but make sure your home systems are also protected.
- Always lock your device when you get up or leave – when you are not physically using your device, locking it prevents someone from gaining access.
- Set lock timers – most devices can automatically lock after a period of inactivity; set this in case you forget to lock your device when you get up.
- Run system updates provided by your operating system or phone provider – running the latest software patches helps eliminate known vulnerabilities. And also be wary of webpages asking you to perform system-level updates.
- Don’t give out your information to anyone who calls claiming to be Microsoft or Apple – this is a common trick that scammers use. Don’t give them access to your device.
If you need assistance configuring your device, please visit the IT Support Center.