Health Sciences Encryption Project 2013
New Encryption Rules - A Summary
This project is broken down into several phases. Phase 1 listed below must be completed by September 30, 2013.
Personally-Owned computer encryption guidance.
Pediatrics IT staff cannot encrypt personally owned computers. If you are not capable of encrypting it on your own, you should take it to your own computer repair guy or take it to a company like BestBuy or Staples.
The type of encryption software used depends on what kind of computer you have. There are guides all over the internet on how to encrypt your computer. The table below shows some of the free options for encrypting personal computers.
|Type||Operating System||Free Options|
|PC||Windows 7 Home, Pro||TrueCrypt|
|PC||Windows 7 Ultimate||TrueCrypt or Windows Bitlocker|
|PC||Windows 8||must upgrade to pro|
|PC||Windows 8 Pro||Windows Bitlocker|
|Apple||OSX 10.8-Mountain Lion||FileVault|
|Apple||Older than 10.7||TrueCrypt|
Notes: Do NOT enable these programs on department-owned computers as they are already encrypted with PGP. Please backup all data on your personally owned computer before trying to encrypt it. TrueCrypt can be downloaded from the truecrypt.org website for free. Bitlocker and FileVault are built into the OS and just need to be enabled. Encryption strength should be set to AES 256 bit when possible.
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