What is the Service?
The campus computer encryption service protects the contents of your computer's hard drive from unauthorized access due to theft. Encryption is designed to be unobtrusive and transparent.
Your system drive will be encrypted and a recovery key stored centrally so we can help unlock your drive in the event of a malfunction.
Encryption recovery and encryption status are managed and monitored by Sophos SafeGuard.
This service includes:
- Encryption consultation and preparation
- Drive encryption
- Recovery key escrow
- Assistance with accessing a computer encrypted with this service
- Assistance with any problems related to your computer encryption
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Windows 7 Enterprise
macOS Sierra (10.12)
managed by SafeGuard
We are currently not offering encryption for:
- Temporary loaner computers or kiosks
- Computers running Windows 8/8.1
- Macs running Windows natively (via Boot Camp)
Macs running Windows via virtualization can be encrypted. When a Mac drive is encrypted, any Windows virtual machine drive on the Mac's encrypted disk is encrypted as well.
How do I get it?
As of December 2016 all new computers set up with a standard SDS image are encrypted via this service.
Some campus departments are receiving Computer Encryption department-wide. This type of deployment is coordinated with department staff.
You may request encryption on a per-computer basis by submitting a request using IT Request.
All computers with the desktop encryption service will have Sophos SafeGuard installed.
What does it cost?
ITS provides the Desktop Encryption service at no charge.
How do I get help for encryption-related issues?
If you have a problem with Desktop Encryption, contact ITS for assistance:
Phone: (831) 459-4357
Service: Desktop Services
Sys/App: Computer Encryption