Encryption- Computer & Information Security – Information …

There are instructions at encrypt.stanford.edu that will walk you through the steps necessary to fulfill University security requirements for each of your devices. Before you begin, however, being prepared ahead of time for the following steps may help you streamline the encryption process.

In case something goes wrong during the encryption process, you should back up your computer before running the SWDE installer.

The School of Medicine recommends using CrashPlan: it’s asecure, monitored, convenient backup system and it’s free for School of Medicine affiliates. Additionally, the SoM can assist you in restoring your information from CrashPlan, in the event of a hard drive crash or lost computer. While it is not currently required, it is strongly recommended.

For instructions and help with installation, visit the School of Medicine’sCrashPlan Guide.

For desktop and laptop computers, Stanford Whole Disk Encryption (SWDE) installer makes certain that your computer has all the necessary requirements, and then guides you through the activation of your computer’s native encryption software (FileVault for Mac, and BitLocker for Windows).

(For mobile device encryption instructions, select your operating system:Apple/iOSorAndroid.)

Each time you access your system (on startup, after sleep/hibernation, etc), you use a “key” (password) to unlock your data. IF YOU CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR KEY, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ENCRYPTED DATA.

In case of a forgotten key, it is likely that someone at ITS will be able to help you recover your data. However, we still recommend the following:

Once you have selected your login password and backup method, you are ready to move on to theencryption process.

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