Mobile Device Policy for Campus Resources

As amended 11/2/16

Campus employees using a mobile device (personal or college-owned notebook computer, tablet, phone) to connect to College systems and information (College Google account for email or file storage, wireless networks, course management system) are required to utilize the following security protocols on those devices:

  1. All mobiles devices must employ an auto-lock screen to limit others’ access to personal information and data available on the device. Auto-lock screens must require a password or passcode after a period of inactivity set at 15 minutes or less.
  2. Handheld devices like phones and tablets must be registered with a Find/Wipe Service like Apple’s “Find My iPhone/iPad” or Google’s “Android Device Manager” to help lock, locate, and remove sensitive data from a lost device.
  3. If available, data on notebook computers must be encrypted with BitLocker (available with most versions of Windows OS) or FileVault (available on all recent versions of Mac OSX).

When not within range of the College or their home networks, we recommend employees avoid using public WiFi on mobile devices that connect to College resources, using instead a mobile data plan.  Mobile data plans are generally more secure than public WiFi networks, which are easily hacked.     

Additional suggestions for safer mobile habits are available on the ITS web site. Staff at the InfoDesk in Pelletier can also assist employees with developing good information security practices.