What kinds of portable devices do I need to protect? Portable devices such as phones, tablets and laptops have become an essential part of our modern life. These devices are often used for personal banking, emails and online shopping. What can I do? Secure your portable devices with these three quick wins: Secure your device and protect your information by using a screen lock, encryption and regularly backing up files Use secure software and make sure it is up to date Be careful using public Wi-Fi networks Why is it important? Protect your information and reduce the risk of being a target to cybercriminals by securing your portable devices. Portable devices are used for banking, email and shopping – all of which involve sensitive or personal information. This makes your portable devices an attractive target to cybercriminals. Cybercriminals seek to gain access to your devices through the internet as well as through unsecure software installed on your devices, so it is important to keep them secure. Resources To download publications and products regarding the Secure your Portable Devices campaign and all other campaigns to support yourself and others, visit the cyber security campaign resources page. Quick Wins Guide Learn how to secure your devices Content complexity Simple This rating relates to the complexity of the advice and information provided on the page.