Mobile devices


Security advice

Essential information to keep yourself, your mobile device and your data secure.

If you intend to access your university email and other secure systems from your device, you MUST:

Set a pass code/password /PIN on your smartphone or mobile device

  • If you don't other people will be able to access university data or pretend to be you! 
  • Remember that you are held responsible for anything that happens through your university account.

Find out how to set a secure passcode for your mobile device:

Keep your operating system up-to-date

  • Most manufacturers provide regular software updates that include security patches to fix new threats and issues.
  • If you don't, you risk allowing other people access to your data. 

Configure your email client to connect to the university email system as an exchange connection

University of Brighton Mobile security policy

  • staff must read this document before connecting mobile devices  to university information systems
  • staff should be given this document when they are allocated new mobile devices


 See Get Safe online for more tips on protecting yourself, your mobile and your data.


If you are using a notebook, or laptop computer, you should also ensure that you have up-to-date antivirus software and a firewall setup. See our advice on keeping your computer secure.