31 May 2017

As part of ongoing security enhancements auto-lock has been introduced on all ISS supported Windows computers (apart from those in teaching spaces and lecture theatres).

This means that your computer will automatically lock if it has been left unlocked and is idle for 15 minutes or more.

Auto-lock is being implemented because a lot of computers are presently left unlocked and unattended – this is a security risk as it allows access to confidential data and your emails.

Teaching space and lecture theatre computers do not auto-lock so you must log off when you have finished using them to avoid a security risk.