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SB037 Locks devices when they're not in use

Locking devices when not in use prevents unauthorised access. This is especially important in common areas, such as shared offices or public places.

Why is it important?

Unlocked devices have direct access to sensitive data. Leaving a device unlocked can give someone opportunity to access it and cause harm.

By locking a device whenever it is unattended, data is better protected.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

Personal Exposure

Personal Exposure

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