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Data Encryption


Safe Computing

Encryption is a technology that prevents unauthorized access to the data on your computer. While the safest place to store sensitive data is on a secure, university-hosted file share, encryption can prevent data stored on your own computer from falling into the wrong hands if the computer is lost or stolen.

For university-owned computers running Windows Vista or later, Microsoft BitLocker disk encryption technology is available.

Macs running OS X 10.7 or later can enable FileVault to encrypt the hard drive contents.

Queries related to data encryption should be directed to the Call Center or your IT Liaison as appropriate.