University of Rochester

Office of the Vice President for IT

Mobile Computing Device Security Standards - BlackBerry Devices

 

Click here to see a video on how to set up security on a Blackberry device.

BlackBerry Security Basics

About the device password

Set a device password

Change the device password

Lock your device

Lock your device when you insert it in the holster

Set a limit for device password attempts

Set how long your device stores messages

About the device password

If you set a BlackBerry® device password, you'll be prompted to enter your password to unlock your device.

If you forget your password, it can't be recovered. If you exceed the number of allowed password attempts, your device
deletes all your device data for security reasons and you'll be prompted to set a new password. If your device uses a
BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, depending on the IT policies that have been set by your administrator, data on your media card
might be deleted as well. For more information, contact your administrator.

Set a device password

If you forget your BlackBerry® device password, it can't be recovered. You can reset your password without knowing your
current password by deleting all your device data.

1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Security > Password.
3. Click Set Password.
4. Type a password.
5. Press the key > Save.

To turn off your BlackBerry® device password, clear the Enable check box.

Change the device password

1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Security > Password > Change Password.

Lock your device

If you are not on a call, you can lock the keyboard to avoid pressing keys accidentally when you are not using your BlackBerry®
device. If your email account uses a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, depending on the options that your administrator sets, you
might not be able to perform this task. For more information, contact your administrator.

Do one of the following:

• To lock your BlackBerry device, if you have set a device password, on the Home screen or in a folder, click the Password
Lock icon.
• To lock the keyboard, press the key on the top left of your device.

To unlock your device, type your device password. Press the Enter key. To unlock the keyboard, press the key again.

Lock your device when you insert it in the holster

1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Security > Password.
3. Select the Lock Handheld Upon Holstering check box.
4. Press the key > Save.

Set a limit for device password attempts

1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Security > Password.
3. Change the Number of Password Attempts field.
4. Press the key > Save.

Set how long your device stores messages

1. On the Home screen, click the Messages icon.
2. Press the key > Options > Message Display and Actions.
3. Change the Days To Keep Messages field.
4. Press the key > Save

IT Policy


Acceptable Use

Confidentiality Statement

Copyright and File-Sharing

Credit Card Policy

Email Use Policy

Mobile Computing Device Standards

Multifunctional Devices and Copiers

Record Retention Policy

SSN/PII Policy