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Information security away from work

Laptops, mobile phones, wireless internet, USBs – we’ve got lots of useful tools for working when on the move, but they come with additional security issues.


This section looks at information security when you are not at your desk. Looking after information is everyone's responsibility. We could be fined up to £500,000 for a security breach. That's money we cant use on jobs and services.

When you're working away from the office, it's important to remember to:

  • never leave equipment unattended and be aware of your surroundings
  • never lend your work equipment to anyone else
  • always encrypt mobile equipment
  • never tell anyone else your password