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Standard: Mobile Device Security



  • Mobile devices are easily lost and stolen, so security standards are required to decrease the likelihood of a security incident as a result of a mobile device being lost or stolen


  • Passwords: All covered mobile devices are required to have a password that is at least four characters long; there are no complexity requirements
  • Automatic Locking: All covered mobile devices are required to lock their screens after 15 minutes of inactivity. Once locked, the mobile device must require its password to be entered before using the device to access any Miami resources
  • Erase After Failed Logins: All covered mobile devices are required to automatically erase themselves if ten incorrect passwords are entered on a locked device



  • Any exceptions to this standard require approval from the Information Security Officer before they are implemented



  • This standard will be reviewed by the Information Security Officer on an annual basis


Approval(s) and Date(s)

  • Reviewed by Information Security Officer, June 5, 2012
  • Final Approval by Information Security Officer
  • Final Approval, June 5, 2012
  • Version number 1.0, June 5, 2012


Revision History

  • 04 August 2017: automatic locking text expanded from email to any Miami resources
  • 25 May 2017: links updated and corrected
  • 08 June 2017: links updated and corrected


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