- Protecting Data
- Protecting Devices
- Protecting Your Identity
- Cybersecurity Contests for Students
- Cybersecurity Contests for Faculty and Staff
Similar to the loss of a wallet, losing your computer, tablet, phone or flash drive can have just as negative an impact, and immediate measures must be taken. Learn how you can protect your personal information before anything happens and increase the chances of your device being returned to you.
Set yourself up for a better outcome by doing the following in advance, just in case your equipment goes missing:
If you device is lost or stolen, we strongly recommend changing your passwords to online services such as banking, email and social media if you access them from your mobile device. This could prevent your accounts from being compromised, should someone attempt to access them from your lost or stolen device.
|Who to tell||What will happen|
Lost or stolen devices should be reported to Campus Security, who will open a record noting the location, time and appearance of the missing device. They're available 24 hours a day and may offer resources or assist in locating or recovering the device.
Note that Campus Security will also discuss whether the loss or theft potentially poses privacy risks to the university.
Contact Campus Security at 111 Bond Street, email@example.com or 416-979-5040.
|Ryerson information and privacy coordinator||
For Ryerson faculty and employees, lost or stolen devices and storage media containing personally-identifiable information in non-encrypted formats must be reported to the university’s information and privacy coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn the definition of "personal information" as defined in Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
The coordinator will assess the potential privacy breach in accordance with the university’s Information Protection Policy pursuant to FIPPA legislation.
|Local law enforcement||
Loss or theft should also be reported to your local law enforcement agency as a police record could assist in relating a recovered device to you.
|Your mobile carrier||
Mobile phone carriers regularly deal with issues of loss and theft, and may be able to track if anyone has used your device after it was reported lost or stolen. They may also block the device if they can't assist with returning the device to you.