University of Rochester

Office of the Vice President for IT

Mobile Computing Device Security Standards

Mobile devices include any device that is both portable and capable of collecting, storing, transmitting, or processing electronic data or images. Examples include, but are not limited to, laptops or tablet PCs such as iPads and netbooks, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and "smart" phones such as Blackberry, iPhones, Android devices, etc.. This definition also includes storage media, such as USB hard drives or memory sticks, SD or CompactFlash cards, and any peripherals connected to a mobile device.

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All devices should maintain minimum requirements related to physical protection, password protection, encryption, inactivity time out protection, proper disposal, and lost or stolen devices.  Additional recommendations include invalid password attempts, disabling unused services, remote wipe capabilities, and secure connectivity.

Mobile Device Security Video

Click here to watch our video about Mobile Device Security.

How-To's

There are numerous devices available, and you are responsible for finding the necessary steps for your specific device.  General information for some more common devices is included below:

Android

BlackBerry

iPhone/iPad 

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