Device Encryption |

What is encryption? Why do I need it?

Encryption is the process of encoding information so that only authorized persons can read it. It is used to protect confidential and legally protected data. If an unencrypted laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device is lost or stolen, and if it contained legally protected information, you or the University might be held liable for damages, you could be sent to prison, or the University could take corrective action against you.

The UCSF Minimum Security Standards state, Given the prevalence of restricted data in the UCSF environment, all endpoints (desktops, laptops, and mobile devices including smartphones and tablets) used for UCSF business must be encrypted."UCSF Minimum Security Standards for Electronic Information Resources

This is true:

You are legally obligated to report a lost or stolen device used for UCSF business, research, or studies:

Devices include: desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers, smartphones, cdroms, dvdroms, floppy disks, and any media that can store data.

Including desktops and laptops for Mac and Windows:

How To Determine Your Computer Encryption Status

Please follow the instructions for setting up your UCSF email on your phone; that will also ensure your phone is encrypted.

If needed, contact the IT Service Desk for help.

Do both of the following:

Copy the data to your encrypted desktop or laptop computer. Or:

How To Determine Your Computer Encryption Status

Dell Data Protection Encryption (DDPE)

DDPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Encryption Project

Contact the IT Service Desk.

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