Protecting Electronic Data

• Avoid storing Restricted data on mobile computing devices
• Don’t store institutional data on personally owned computing devices
• Don’t store Restricted data on CDs, DVDs, USB thumb drives, etc.
• Don’t transmit Restricted data via email and other insecure messaging solutions
• Don’t use personal email for business communications
• Use strong passwords or passphrases
• Secure your computing devices

Safeguard Your Password
• Use a strong password or passphrase
• Change your password periodically
• Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts
• Don’t write your password down or store it in an insecure manner
• Don’t share your password with anyone for any reason
• Don’t use automatic login functionality
For more information, review the Guidelines for Password Management
http://www.cmu.edu/iso/governance/guidelines/password-management.html