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Information Systems & Technology


Encryption

» Encryption

Encryption is the process of encoding (scrambling) information or data in such a way that only authorized users can access it.  Encryption is one of the most important methods for providing data security, especially for end-to-end protection of data transmitted across networks.

Why Encrypt?

Encryption makes your data safe.  The only way to recover your data is by username and password combination or recovery key.  If your computer is stolen, all data is protected and cannot be retrieved without the recovery methods described.

Is it mandatory to encrypt my computer?

It is a new standard and mandatory process required by the CIO and Information Security Office. Chapman Lab computers are being evaluated on case by case basis.

Encryption is currently mandatory for all Chapman-owned laptops and desktops.

How do I go about encrypting my computer?

We offer two software programs to encrypt your computer: