Reduce the risk of lost or stolen data on mobile devices

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The past decade has brought a massive influx of mobile technology as millions of workers bring their own mobile devices into the workplace.

According to a recent survey, 70 million smartphones are lost each year, with only 7 percent recovered; 52 percent of devices are stolen from the workplace on an annual basis. In health care settings like UT Health San Antonio, the use of mobile technology to access and transmit sensitive data could pose significant security risks under certain state policies and federal regulations.

To reduce the risk from lost or stolen data, UT Health policies (HOP 5.8.12) mandate that all university-owned device(s) such as smartphones and tablets must enroll in the Mobile Device Management (MDM) program to enforce encryption and passcode access.

If you currently have a university-owned mobile device, please follow the step-by-step instructions for enrollment at the Mobile Device Management page in My UT Health Intranet or the Information Security websiteThe enrollment deadline is Friday, Nov. 17. After the deadline, university-owned mobile devices will need to be enrolled in MDM to access the university’s wireless networks.

Take action now to protect university data and your device from theft or accidental loss. For more information about protecting your mobile devices, please call the IMS Service Desk at 210-567-7777.

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