Storage of student grades and other educational records is accompanied by greater protection responsibility. Encryption is a data security best- practice and required by university APS for protection of private data. The campus offers whole-disk encryption with PGP to protect student records at rest on a portable device such as a laptop. If there is a business need to store other types of private data mentioned in the APS (Social Security numbers, healthcare records, etc.), please contact the IT Security Office for guidance on how to properly secure that data according to minimum security standards.
There are currently a couple of major issues with the functionality of PGP and Macintosh computers:
PGP Whole Disk Encryption Software is provided as a common-good to the campus, which means there is no direct cost to you or your department.
Faculty, staff, and student employees.