New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted January 25, 2017 by
Tags: Security

New Security Setting for Mobile Devices

Effective Dates: January 30 - February 16, 2017

Beginning on January 30, we will enable new settings to improve the security of our email system and lengthen the amount of time between password expiration. This initiative, which is designed to balance ease-of-use with good security practices, was first announced in December 2016. If you access your Wheaton College email from a personally-owned mobile device, you will be required to have a passcode, PIN, or Touch ID.

Rationale

Securing your mobile device with a passcode, PIN, or Touch ID prevents someone else from accessing your personal information or interfering with your email.

Impact on College Community

From January 30 to February 16, we will enable a new account setting to protect our email system. We will notify you via email before any change to your account. You will not have to bring in your device in order for the change to take place.

Once this setting is in place, any mobile device that accesses your Wheaton College email account, including contacts or calendar information, must require a passcode, password, PIN, or Touch ID to unlock. Until you enable a passcode, password, PIN, or Touch ID, you will not be able to send or receive mail, contacts, or calendar information from your device.

Use this reference sheet to learn how to enable a passcode.

You may already have this security setting enabled. If this is the case, you may not notice any changes. If your current settings need to be adjusted to meet the requirements, your device will notify you.

If you have any questions, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.