Technology Security Tips: Data

Reselling/Giving Away Handheld Devices

Be careful before you resell or give away your handheld devices like cell phones and PDAs. The new owner can uncover your data. At a minimum, figure out how to reset it to the factory standard. Refer to your manual or call the manufacturer.

Storing Sensitive Data

If you don't have it, you can't lose it. The best way to avoid risks to sensitive data -- to individuals and to JCCC -- is simply not to store sensitive data on anything other than a secure network drive. If you absolutely need the data, encrypt it.

Personal Information

Private information should only be shared with individuals on a business need-to-know basis.