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Encryption

This happens... and it can happen to you.  Occasionally, someone looses a USB flashdrive containing exams or research.  When a device goes missing, whether a laptop or a flashdrive, nothing short of encryption can safeguard the data it contains.  In addition, breaches can always be found in the news.  Whether a hacker gains access through the network to a computer or malware is involved.  Encrypting data helps mitigate the disclosure of sensitive and confidential information... the loss of which can have a damaging impact on the institution's reputation and finances.

If you are the custodian of sensitive or confidential information, please contact the Information Security Officer to discuss encryption options.