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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. However, management capabilities of FileVault are limited, so please ask for help if you are interested in using this feature.

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


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