Protect your mobile device
Mobile Phones and tablets can easily get lost, stolen or damaged but there are things you can do to protect your data - below are some tips to help stay secure:
- Lock your phone with a pin/password or fingerprint detection
- Ensure your device is encrypted (including any memory cards that may be inserted into the device). Seek guidance from the IT Support Centre if needed.
- Make regular back-ups of any data that is on your device, such as documents, images, etc.
- Set up remote wipe so that you can wipe all data remotely if your device is lost or stolen (all University mobile devices have remote wipe enabled to ensure that University data can be removed from the device
- Keep security updates and operating software up-to-date - don't ignore your reminders
- Be aware of scams, malicious links/attachments and phony text messages - if it seems too good to be true, it probably is
- Only install apps from trusted locations eg. apple store, google app store - avoid downloading third-party apps, they may be infected with viruses
If your mobile phone has been stolen or is lost please take a look at what you should do here