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S2 E5 | Strategies to Protect Your Data if Your Device is Lost or Stolen


You use your phone to access all kinds of data. From viewing your bank balance to reading Yale emails to sharing information with family and friends.

So much of our life lives on our phones.

But is your data secure should it be lost or stolen?

The cost to replace it can be high. If the device contains High Risk Yale data, that data could be at risk. And imagine losing irreplaceable items that haven't been backed up like favorite vacation photos.

That's why it's so important to understand what we can do to minimize data loss. The good news? There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

In today's episode you'll learn:

  • Wendy's story of her lost device and what NOT to do
  • Surprising statistics about the cost of lost or stolen devices
  • Lost and stolen device "war stories"
  • 5 proactive steps you should take now, in the event your device is lost or stolen
  • Our buzzword of the day - encryption

And lots of other insights and information to protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of Yale's data and systems (and your personal data, too).


Mentioned in this episode:

Bee SAFE, Not Sorry: Hear it from the CISO Jeremy Rosenberg


Calls to Action:

Ready to build your cyber muscles, outsmart cybercriminals, and hone your incident reporting skills?

Here are three simple actions you can take:

  • Review Yale's Report an Incident page about how to report suspicious behavior.
  • Set up password protection for your mobile device - it doesn't take long
  • Complete our Bee SAFE, Not Sorry puzzle to build incident reporting awareness. Submit your answer by May 31 for the chance to win a prize pack.

Learn more about Yale Cybersecurity Awareness at

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