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Encryption Security

Encryption is a systematic way of scrambling the information on a device or hard drive to prevent unwanted access to that information in the event that the device is lost or stolen. Windows computers use BitLocker to fully encrypt the hard drive. Macs use FileVault to fully encrypt the hard drive.

Why must I encrypt my data?

Queen's University policy indicates that computers and devices that contain, or may contain, sensitive data must be encrypted. This is to prevent unwanted access to that data if the device is lost or stolen. University data must be protected.

To learn more about why encrypting university data is so important, please read this memo:

Data Security & Encryption - Rules for Storing Data On Mobile Devices (PDF, 977 KB)

 

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Last Updated: December 04, 2017