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Policies and Guidelines

Guidelines for Protecting Your Mobile Device

  • Ensure that your mobile device’s operating system and software is updated to the latest version which includes the latest mobile security features.
  • Use a strong passcode (sometimes called the password lock feature) to protect the data on your mobile device.
  • Disable geotagging on your smartphone (see Outside Link so that tracking your location is more difficult.
  • Review the privacy policies for apps that you download (i.e., what data does the app access?).
  • Turn on encryption so that you can automatically wipe your device if it is lost or stolen.
  • Do not use sites that require passwords, account numbers, or credit card numbers when you using a public WiFi hotspot (e.g., your local coffee shop).
  • When banking and shopping using your mobile device, make sure that the sites you visit have a web address with https://. While this does not ensure complete safety, sites that have a web address with http:// are NOT at all secure.

For more information about guidelines for protecting your mobile device, please check out the following websites.


Page last updated: June 15, 2017