Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Full-Disk Encryption

Full-disk encryption is a reliable method for securing the contents of physical media by using a software program to encrypt the drive in its entirety.

Devices and Media Requiring Encryption:

Encryption is required for all laptops, workstations, and portable drives that may be used to store or access Loyola University Chicago's Protected data. Encryption is recommended for all laptops, workstations, and portable drives that may be used to store or access Loyola University Chicago's Sensitive data. ITS will provide, install, configure, and support encryption where it is needed. Departments who have a laptop, workstation, or portable drive that needs to be encrypted should contact the ITS Help Desk. For more detail on Protected and Sensitive information, please see the Data Classification Policy.

Obtaining Encryption:

ITS will install software that is capable of encrypting the entire hard drive on all identified Loyola University Chicago computers and electronic devices subject to policy. Users who require encryption software should contact the ITS Help Desk to arrange for the installation of encryption software.