The Halton District School Board recognizes that mobile technologies are regularly used by Halton District School Board employees. These devices enhance the quality of work and life for employees but dramatically increase the risk for data loss and personal information disclosure. The Protection of Board-owned Mobile Devices procedure
is intended to reduce this risk.
Mobile devices include, but are not limited to all portable electronic devices that contain or access data including cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), portable computers, memory storage, USB sticks/drives.
This procedure sets a standard for all Board laptops and PDAs to be password protected, and to time-out after 20 minutes of inactivity (after which time, a password is required to reactivate the computer). Additionally, all administrators and central staff must utilize encrypted hard drive storage on their computers.