If your computer contains confidential information you are required by University of Toronto policy to encrypt your hard drive.
What constitutes confidential information?
- Personally identifiable information such as student numbers or email address lists
- Student or employee records
- Financial information
If your computer contains this kind of data, you are required by University policy to encrypt its hard drive.
How to encrypt your computer
Full-Disk Encryption options:
Encrypted USB drives
Encrypt files for sharing with other people
Use 7-Zip File Manager (Free program download)
- Instructions for using 7-Zip to encrypt files (Columbia University)