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Desktop Encryption

Encrypting your laptop and desktop computers is the single most important step you can take to protect your personal information and Northwestern's data in the event the device is lost or stolen.Desktop Encryption provides protection for computers by preventing data loss with strong access control and powerful disk encryption. It is important that Northwestern University personnel storing sensitive information such as Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), or research data protect this information with encryption software.

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Key Benefits of Desktop Encryption

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) maintains centrally hosted servers to facilitate reporting and key management including the JAMF Casper Suite, Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) server, and Symantec PGP Universal server that provide:

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Last Updated: 29 November 2017

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