This page represents Step Two (of three)
from Mobile Security for Windows 10 Devices.
Secure your data by performing all of the following procedures:
See the NC State Endpoint Protection Standard for details regarding any additional security controls you must comply with.
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:
See CrashPlan at NC State for installation and backup instructions.
- Connect an external storage device to your Windows device.
- Select the Start Menu > Settings > Update & Security > Backup.
- Click Add a Drive.
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
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.