Mobile devices like phones, tablets and laptops are convenient but also carry security risks.
There are steps you can take to reduce these risks. It is vital to lock your devices using a strong, unique password that you regularly change. You should also enable auto-lock features where available.
Make sure you protect your systems from malicious software and attacks. You can do this by making sure there are antivirus, firewalls and ad-blocker solutions installed on your device. BU issued devices should have these solutions installed, but if you’re unsure, please contact IT Services.
For more information about keeping your passwords safe, using file encryption, checking if it's ok to open links or attachments, and social media privacy.
Look out for further tips about keeping yourself safe online throughout this month - if you've got any queries, please get in touch with the IT Service Desk.