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Losing Your Mobile Device

Mobile devices are used for communication and for obtaining and sharing information. As a result, they often contain sensitive information, including email, text messages, voicemail, calendar events, location tracking, photos and videos. If your mobile device is lost or stolen, anyone who has physical access to your device can potentially access all this information and expose you, your contacts and your organization to serious risk. In this newsletter, we discuss the steps you can take to protect the information on your device in case it is lost or stolen.

Note: Most of this advice applies to your personal devices. If your mobile device was issued or authorized by LSU and contains organizational data, report the theft or data loss to LSU’s IT Security and Policy Office at, and then follow their instructions.

OUCH! Newsletter for October 2012:

The OUCH! newsletter is a monthly security awareness publication by the SANS Securing the Human program.