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.
Change your passwords every 3 months. A password vault such as LastPass, Dashlane and 1Password helps keep you secure with auto-fill, generation and management.
Read more on the CU Office of Information Security blog webpage about helping to ensure that your password is strong enough!
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