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Information Security

How to encrypt your devices

Encryption provides an enhanced level of assurance that data, while encrypted, cannot be viewed or otherwise accessed by unauthorised parties in the event of theft, loss or interception. To do this it uses a secret key (often referred to as a passphrase) to change data into a scrambled value which unauthorised parties cannot access or convert back into a usable form without this key.

The University requires approved encryption solutions be used to preserve the confidentiality, and control access to, some types of University data when it is processed, stored or transmitted - i.e. any mobile or portable device you use to access confidential University or personal information has to be encrypted.

Find out how to encrypt your device:

If after reviewing the advice you are still having difficulties, please contact the IT Service Desk for further help.