Security of Mobile Devices
Smart phones are incredible devices, allowing us to accomplish a myriad of tasks while on-the-go. However, in order to do those things, personal and work-related information may be used or presented by these devices. Some of this information may end up being stored on them in cache or files.
Therefore, it is very important to set a PIN/passcode/password that must be entered in order to use the device. ITS guidelines require that all university-owned mobile devices utilize a passcode. (www.baylor.edu/its -> About Us -> Guidelines -> Mobile Device Guidelines) It is also wise to do this on personal smart phones.
Because of their size and frequency of use, these mobile devices are at risk of being misplaced, stolen, or left behind. When a Baylor-owned phone is lost, it should be reported immediately to ITS via the Help Desk (254-710-HELP) during normal business hours or via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after hours. This email will route to an ITS technician who will contact you. Be sure to include your contact information in the body of the email since the lost Baylor device will not be an option.