Physical Security

Securing your computer equipment

  • Use strong passwords or pass phases
  • Do not share your username and password with anyone
  • Do not tape your username and password to anything in your office
  • Lock down workstations and laptops
  • Secure your area when leaving
  • Don't leave computers or other electronic devices visible in a vehicle or in a hotel room while traveling
  • Don’t leave sensitive information lying around unprotected, including on printers or copiers

Use extra security measures for portable devices

 (including laptop computers) and portable electronic media containing university info:
  • Encryption
  • Extra physical security; security cables, cases, etc.
  • Portable devices and media should never house Personally Identifiable Information (PII)