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Remote working – what security considerations for a personal device?

Published: 14 July 2021 Last updated: 20 July 2021

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Remote working – what security considerations for a personal device?

The University’s standard working practices regarding IT security also apply at home. You should ensure that you adhere to the following when using a personal device:

  • Open and edit files using the Office 365 web applications. Do not save files to your personal device instead save them to OneDrive for Business or the N or O: Drive.
  • If you believe your account has been compromised for any reason you must immediately change your password. Guidance on how to do this can be found here.
  • Ensure that software on your personal devices is kept up to date with the latest versions and security patches.
  • Ensure you have up to date anti-virus software installed on your personal devices.
  • Please be vigilant when working remotely. Lock your personal device(s) when away from it and sign out from University services once you have finished working from them to prevent unauthorised access.

For more information please make sure you have read and abide by the University’s Information Security Policy and follow the guidance in the Information Security Section of the Information Assurance webpage.

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