Standard for Mobile Devices

I. Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to establish the university’s obligation to manage the risks introduced by the use of mobile devices.

II. Scope

This standard is applicable to UNC Charlotte faculty and staff as well as other authorized users who utilize a laptop computer or other mobile computing device (e.g., smartphones, tablets) to access or store university information resources. Every authorized user of university information resources has a responsibility to take appropriate measures to safeguard that information.

III. Contacts

Direct any general questions about this standard to your unit’s Information Security Liaison. If you have specific questions, please contact OneIT Information Security Compliance at

IV. Standard

When using mobile devices, special care shall be taken to ensure the protection of non-public university information against physical theft or loss, electronic invasion, or unintentional exposure.

The UNC Charlotte Guideline for Laptops and Handheld Mobile Devices provides information for appropriate management and handling of mobile devices.

Related Resources

ISO/IEC 27002 was adopted by The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. All standards and guidelines are based on this code of practice for Information Security Management.

Revision History

Initially approved by Information Assurance Committee 5/8/15
Updated 5/4/23