Cyber Safety – Review in 2: Lock your device

August 7, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

If you walk away from your computer — even for a brief moment — do you lock it? Leaving your device unlocked is similar to leaving your car running with the doors wide open. Anyone can gain access to it.

Many Michigan Medicine employees have privileged access to patient information, financial statements, confidential documents and employee data. Leaving a device unlocked enables others to use your access to view, modify, remove or even share sensitive data — actions which you are then held accountable.


  • Get into the habit of locking your computer or mobile device, whenever you leave it unattended:
    • PCs: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete
    • Macs: Press Ctrl + Shift + Eject
  • When using a mobile device for Michigan Medicine business, ensure it is enrolled in Intelligent Hub, which will require the device to enable the locking feature.

Learn more

Take two minutes to view the August Cyber Safety poster. Print, display and share the posters with your colleagues!

Win a breakfast basket

Take the quiz for a chance to win a breakfast basket delivered to your place of work: Q: Why do you lock your device? (TIP: Open the August Cyber Safety poster for the answer!)

Email your answer to with “August Quiz” in the subject line.

Congratulations to the July winner

Gretel Quitmeyer with C&W Nursing Administration was the winner of the breakfast basket from our July Cyber Safety Quiz. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Michigan Medicine’s Information Assurance team promotes a monthly IT security reminder as part of its “Cyber Safety – Review in 2” campaign. The goal is to increase awareness of key cybersecurity topics by presenting important information that can be reviewed in two minutes or less. View the entire campaign on the Safe Computing website.