Cybersecurity isn't all about computers, devices, and software. There's a physical side to protecting your and the University's sensitive information from unauthorised use. Give yourself an immediate cybersecurity boost with these tips:
- Look after your device when out and about. Take care not to leave your devices unattended in public places (e.g. taxis/trains or coffee shops/restaurants).
- Lock your device screens when you're not using them. Protect your devices when you're not using them by locking the screen (Windows users on a laptop/desktop PC can use the keyboard shortcut Windows key+L. Mac users can use the shortcut CTRL+Command+Q).
- Turn on auto-lock functionality where you can. Most devices have the functionality to lock your screen after a defined period of inactivity. Configure your devices to automatically lock to add an extra layer of protection to your devices.
- Lock your drawers when you're away from your desks. Protect your devices and other forms of sensitive information (e.g. paper files) by storing them in locked drawers when you're not at your desk.
- Dispose of sensitive data securely. Take care to destroy sensitive data stores that are no longer required (e.g. shredding paper records).
- Politely challenge tailgaters. The University uses physical identification badges to authorise access to its premises. Politely ask colleagues to demonstrate their ID badge before holding the door for them.