Securing Your Windows 10 Data

This page represents Step Two (of three)
from Mobile Security for Windows 10 Devices.

Secure your data by performing all of the following procedures:

Assess Your Data Security Requirements

See the NC State Endpoint Protection Standard for details regarding any additional security controls you must comply with.

Back Up Your Data

To prevent the loss of any data stored on your device, consider backing up your data on a daily basis and using multiple backup mechanisms.

The following backup options are available:

To back up data using CrashPlan

See CrashPlan at NC State for installation and backup instructions.

To back up your data using File History

  1. Connect an external storage device to your Windows device.
  2. Select the Start Menu > Settings > Update & Security > Backup.
  3. Click Add a Drive.

Enable BitLocker

To protect your device data from theft (whether resulting from cybercrime or the loss or theft of your device), enable BitLocker; its Drive Encryption feature protects your data either way.

To enable BitLocker

Choose one or more of the following ways to perform this procedure:

See the video.

Search the Settings:  BitLocker

Navigate and tap:  Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption

Protect Your Password

If passwords and passphrases become difficult to remember and manage, one solution is to employ a reputable password manager. Password management software can be used to store account passwords you create or can even be used to generate complex passwords for automatic login to your accounts. OIT does not currently support a password manager; however, LastPass and KeePass are popular choices.


Next Step

After completing all procedures from this page, continue with Securing Your Windows 10 Connections or return to Mobile Security for Windows 10 Devices.