With mobile devices such a part of everyday use it's easy to forget that there are security risks from loss or theft of devices and data. At BU we're constantly reviewing IT security to keep our systems as safe as possible, although we cannot guarantee 100% cybersecurity safety. It's important that you know how to protect your own devices and personal information so we've put together some useful links and guides which show you how to do this below.
Are you currently using a BU mobile device? Consider checking our Mobile Security Manual.
If you'd like to talk to someone about any online safety issues you can call the IT Service Desk on 01202 965515, option 1.
Enable a firewall
How to enable a firewall application:
Encrypt your device
How to encrypt the storage on your devices:
Encrypt your device password, passcode, PIN or biometrics
Use PINs, passwords orbiometrics protection mechanisms in order to secure your device from unauthorised access:
- What is a good password?
- Use Touch ID on MacBook Pro
- Change or reset the password of a macOS user account
Install a remote-wipe software
Remote-wipe software applications allow users to wipe remotely all the data of on their devices in case the device is stolen or lost:
- Find and lock a lost Windows device
- How to wipe all data remotely from Windows 10 laptop even after lost or stolen
MAC and iOS
Information about antivirus security software applications:
Microsoft (Windows 10)
- Help protect my device with Windows Defender
- The most secure Windows yet – and built to stay that way
- Help protect my PC with Windows Defender offline
Download software only from trustworthy sources
Ensure you're downloading software from trustworthy websites:
MAC and iOS
Backup BU documents on the recommended IT
How to store important BU documents in the recommended IT storage: