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Laptop Security

All Faculty/Staff issued a laptop are responsible for the security of their computer.

As of November 2006, all new laptops are issued with a combination cable lock to be used in offices or when traveling with the laptop. Use of this cable lock is mandatory. All laptop owners issued a laptop prior to November 2006 may pick up a cable lock from ITS free of charge. If you wish to have voluntary use of a cable lock, you must purchase your own. You are still responsible for the security of your laptop!

While on campus

  • Secure laptop with a cable lock or in a locked drawer or file cabinet
  • Lock your office door when you are not in your office
  • Do not leave your laptop unattended in an unsecured area

While off campus

  • Secure your laptop with a cable lock
  • Do not leave your laptop in your car (hot/cold temperatures can be a risk as well as theft!)
  • Do not tempt thieves by leaving your laptop in plain sight unattended

Approved by M.Wahlers 10/16/2006
Reviewed by Steven Quirk 10/3/13