Mobile Device Security
Mobile devices like laptops, smart phones, and USB flash drives are convenient ways to capture and store data. They also introduce risk to personal privacy and university data.
To reduce the risk of theft of personal or university data specifically from a smart phone – whether the device is lost, stolen, or inadequately protected in a wireless environment – students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to follow these best practices:
Secure your data and email
Turn off wireless and geo-tracking
Choose your applications wisely
Use a password/lock
Be skeptical about
Mobile Computing Guidelines for Academic Travel and Field Research
Putting a plan into place for securing your data will help you:
This white paper provides more background information and specifics related to securing mobile devices while conducting university-related travel or field research.
January 17, 2013