The safety and security of our data is a top priority at UIS. In an effort to better protect your files, ITS implemented a computer security policy that will automatically lock office, classroom, and lab computers after 20 minutes of inactivity. This policy is based on a recommendation from The Office of University Audits.

ITS encourages you to lock your computer anytime you walk away from it, even for just a minute. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then choose Lock this computer. Or press the Windows key and ‘L’.

Locking workstations after a period of inactivity is an easy way to help make our data more secure and better protected. Additional information about this policy and applying this practice to Macs is available on the Security Best Practices webpage.