Like most people, you've probably accumulated a lot of personal information on your mobile device. The valuable data makes these devices a target for thieves and cybercriminals. These tips are especially important if university data is on the mobile device:
Use a password, passphrase, or passcode on your mobile device. Set the lock feature to a few minutes.
Enable a firewall, when possible.
Install antivirus software, when possible.
Use encryption to protect your personal information, when possible.
Leave your Bluetooth off when not in use.
Do not save passwords or PINS to your mobile devices.
Use remote tracking software on your smartphone so you have the ability to locate, lock, and wipe it if it is lost or stolen.
Take note of your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. An IMEI is your 14-16 digit serial number which identifies your smartphone. If a device is stolen, it will be permanently unusable on most carrier networks, even if the SIM card is changed.