Physical Security Breaches

Sensitive documents and computer files can be vulnerable to a theft or accidental exposure if not kept physically secured. Desktops and servers located in open, public areas or in offices that are unattended and unlocked can be easily taken. Laptops that are left unattended without being secured by a cable lock can also be quickly stolen.

Computers that are left unattended and left on can also be accessed by anyone who can gain access to them, allowing them to search and take files on the computer or read your email.

Follow the steps in the Safe Computing for Students and Safe Computing for Faculty and Staff sections to protect your computer from physical security breaches.