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The University “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy is for individuals within the Department who intend to or already work remotely using their own PC, laptop or other device.

 

The policy helps BYOD Users protect against virus infections, data being exposed to possible malware running on BYOD devices, unauthorized copying of Department data onto devices not issued by the University, etc. It is located here:

 

https://help-archive.it.ox.ac.uk/security/endpoint/byod-policy.html

 

The following table contains a partial summary of the BYOD requirements for reference purposes only:

ENCRYTION:
  • The BYOD User should encrypt his/her local disk, where possible, using Microsoft Bitlocker for Windows Pro and above or the encryption available for Windows 10 Home using this link:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4502379/windows-10-device-encryption
  • For Apple Macintosh devices, use FileVault;
ANTIVIRUS:
  • The BYOD User must deploy antivirus protection, such as Sophos, which the University deploys on devices that it manages and is available to BYOD Users free of charge for their own devices here: https://help.it.ox.ac.uk/security/endpoint. The User agrees that the antivirus software is active, routine scanning occurs and that the BYOD device is scanned and does not contain viruses before initially accessing Department applications remotely;
COPYING/OPENING DEPARTMENT DATA:
  • The BYOD User agrees to always refrain from copying Department data to any BYOD from a Department network shared drive and opening such files directly from a User’s BYOD;
PASSWORD PROTECTION:
  • The BYOD User agrees to deploy password protection on the PC, laptop or other BYOD device;
EXCLUSIVE USE:
  • The BYOD User agrees that the PC, laptop or other BYOD device on which they intend to work remotely is used exclusively by the User and his/her password is not shared with anyone else; and
LICENSE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Some software cannot be installed on User BYODs due to license restrictions, such as for STATA, Q-Research, etc. Users are advised to consult with their line managers to confirm the extent to which this applies.