It's important these days to make sure our devices are secure - thank you for taking the time to learn more about that!

Boston University has policies--the Minimum Security Standards that provide the security requirements for devices being used to access sensitive information.  This page is a supplemental guide that we hope will help make it easier to secure all of your devices.  BMC Security policies can be accessed on any BMC computer or on BMC wireless by visiting Section 40 on the Policy & Procedure website.

In general, the easiest and most important thing you can do to secure each of your devices is to set a password. If you do not already have a password on your device, put one on right now. Many of the security features that come with your device are not activated until a password is set.  Here are a few tips on how to come up with a strong password that is easy to remember.  Also, never share your password with anyone.  Every person needs to have their own account and their own password.  If something occurs and your password was used, you are responsible.  Don’t share your password with your students or research assistants; don’t post your password on a piece of paper next to the computer.

What are you securing?