Ensure the physical security of your electronics will keep your private information and sensitive data out of danger.
It may seem harmless to step away from your workstation without locking your screen but it only takes a moment for someone to see something they shouldn’t, access your files, or even install malicious software that records everything you do.
Windows users can press Windows + L to lock your screen at any time and Mac users can quickly activate their lock screen in the latest version of Mac OS.
If you want to avoid the worry of a stolen device, keep your laptop or mobile device with you at all time or lock it somewhere safe.
Unattended devices account for most of the thefts at EKU and a stolen device can quickly become a security nightmare for you.
Phone tracking apps, like Apple’s Find My iPhone or Android’s Device Manager, can help recover your device if it’s lost or stolen. However, these services don’t always work (e.g., if your device is powered off), so it is a good idea to write down the serial numbers of all your devices and store them in a secure location, just in case.