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.