The Disk Encryption Service will help protect the data on your York computing device (e.g. computer, laptop, USB key, etc.) by locking all the data down with a security encryption key.
If your encrypted computing device becomes lost, stolen, or mishandled, others cannot easily gain access to the data without the necessary credentials even by gaining direct access to the hard drive. Once a device is setup with the Disk Encryption Service, the device and data can be accessed with Passport York.
- The service will cost $30/year per device payable by department budget number (non-refundable). Note that a computer purchased through CRP is 3 years so this service can be purchased for 3 years.
How do I get it?
- Eligibility: This service is being made available for all Faculty, full-time Staff, and Graduate Students in some cases (with approval from a faculty member) on University owned equipment.
- Submit a service request
- This service will typically be ready in 4 business days.
How do I get help?
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I forget?
Self-service online password recovery is available based on personal challenge questions
What is encryption?
An Encryption is a way to enhance security by scrambling the data or contents so that it can only be read by someone who has the right encryption key to unscramble it.
How is my computer (or hard disc) more secure with this service?
In the event that the computer (or hard disc) is lost, stolen, or physically removed, the data on the device will not be accessible without the necessary credentials.