Device security is important to reducing cybersecurity threats. Following some best practices can help ensure your device and information protection from cybercriminals.
Keep operating systems updated with anti-virus software, block pop-up windows and proceed with caution when visiting websites.
Be sure all devices are password protected and use auto-lockout at all times. Do not leave your devices unattended for any reason.
If you are storing PHI and/or other highly confidential data on any device, encryption is required.
Wireless access should be disabled when not in use to prevent automatic connections. Avoid insecure “wi-fi hot spots” whenever possible.
Be cautious—always research first--when installing software and review application permissions to avoid unnecessary sharing.
Read more on the CU Office of Information Security blog webpage about helping to ensure that your password is strong enough!