Cyber security tips: Mobile devices and app security

Whether you are using a WSU-provided mobile device or your personal device for work-related activity, mobile apps provide many useful functions that can help you get your work done.

To protect yourself and your devices, only download apps from reliable sources. For WSU-provided devices, only operating systems and software applications approved by university business units are to be installed and supported on the devices.

If you are unsure what app you need for a specific work-related task, or where to download apps from, check with your area technology officer.

At all times:

  • Check what permissions the app requires
  • Ensure you have the most recent version of the app
  • Double check that the app has been approved for work use before you install it

Please see BPPM 87.10 Mobile Device Management – WSU-Owned Mobile Devices and BPPM 87.11 Mobile Device Management – Personally-Owned Devices.

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