Several items of portable IT equipment have been lost or stolen both on and off-site recently, including laptops and mobile phones. Obviously these are easily portable and attractive to thieves.
To diminish the risk of loss occurring, staff should bear the following in mind;
- Portable equipment should be locked away at the end of each day, and especially at weekends,
- Losing your equipment not only causes inconvenience, it also poses a risk owing to the data kept on your device,
- Portable devices should be encrypted and password protected to minimise data loss,
- Outside the University don’t leave equipment on open display or unattended for any period of time.
All University-owned equipment losses should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org (extension 3857) and email@example.com (extension 3333), and potential data losses should be reported to the University Governance Officer (extension 3361).