What is disk encryption?
Disk encryption is designed to encrypt all the contents of a hard drive such as data files, applications settings, executables, applications and the operating system. Lost and stolen devices are the main motivation to focus initially on laptops. Many University employees bring their laptops home, to meetings, to the local café, and carry them on buses, planes, trains, etc. – all places in which it is easy to forget a laptop or else turn around for a few seconds, and then discover the device is missing. Breaches are very expensive to deal with. Disk encryption will help mitigate the impact of these scenarios.
- The security of your workstation will be greatly improved.
- The entire contents of your hard disk will be encrypted.
- University data on your workstation will be protected against accidental loss or theft of your computer.