Protecting your portable equipment

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by Hannah Taylor in Uncategorized

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 (extension 3857) and  (extension 3333), and potential data losses should be reported to the University Governance Officer (extension 3361).

Further help and advice can be found on the IS&T intranet site, or by contacting

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