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.
To help secure your data or ask more questions regarding encryption, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com
Bitlocker or SecureDoc:
Cal Maritime uses Bitlocker or WinMagic SecureDoc on all Windows computers.
Use Bitlocker to Go to secure a removable USB drive.
Cal Maritime uses built-in Filevault for all MacOS devices on campus.