In your exploration of IT Security, it's important to remember physical security. Below are individual actions which will not only help protect the expensive equipment in our buildings, but more importantly improve the physical safety for all university employees. While these changes may cause you some inconvenience, they are important for the safety of faculty, staff and students who may be working alone, on-site, after regular business hours:
Remember to protect your computer equipment as well. If you have a laptop, it should be registered with the CUPD. It doesn't take much time, and facilitates the ability to track a stolen computer. Additionally, CUPD will provide a sticker identifying that the laptop has been registered. If you use a laptop in a high traffic area, consider using a cable lock or the lock that comes with many laptop docking stations. You can also secure the computer by configuring it to use a password to login, using a screen saver to lock the screen, and configuring the BIOS appropriately.