Deadline for Laptop Encryption is July 1

The deadline for laptop encryption is July 1, 2012 Laptop encryption is required for all users storing sensitive data on their laptops.

UNC has purchased PGP Whole Disk Encryption to protect windows laptops storing sensitive data. If you store sensitive data, and you do not want to encrypt your laptop, you MUST remove the sensitive data. It is the USER'S responsibility to protect the data they are using on their mobile device. Do not assume your laptop is encrypted. You will know your laptop is encrypted if you see a gray PGP screen when you turn on the laptop. If you do not see this screen, you do not have the PGP Whole Disk Encryption software.

Please stop by the OIS helpdesk in Macnider 065 to have your laptop encrypted. This service is currently free of charge, and your laptop will be backed up prior to encryption. The UNC Deadline for encryption to be in compliance is July 1, 2012. After July 1, we will no longer have the encryption station. You can bring your laptop to the helpdesk for encryption free of charge. If you require an onsite technician to encrypt your laptop charges will apply for the technician’s time.

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