Warning: The University of Utah and the Systems and Technology office take no responsibility for damages, data loss or performance issues from enabling encryption. If you choose to enable encryption yourself, back up your laptop files before proceeding. If you do not feel comfortable following these steps consider taking your laptop to a third party tech support for help.
Mandatory Encryption Requirement:
The University of Utah Health Sciences has adopted a policy of using only encrypted devices for students, staff and faculty. We would like to thank you in advance for your help in meeting our required compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services protections for patient information. We recognize the inconvenience, but this has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Health for all Health Sciences and is a mandatory requirement. The scope of this policy currently includes laptops.
Laptop is Not Encrypted? Start Here:
If your laptop is not Whole Disk (BitLocker or Filevault) encrypted, there are a couple of options available to you. Unfortunately, SYSTECH cannot help students encrypt their personal laptops. Please refer to the red text at the top of the page. We have linked below steps for you to encrypt the laptop yourself. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you can seek help from a third party such as the Campus Book Store and other similar retailers (Best Buy, Office Max, etc.). They offer this service for a reasonable fee.
- Please click here for steps on how to complete the encryption process on your own.
- After completing the encryption process, please complete the encryption quiz in your CON Program Advisor Canvas Course and join the Support room for verification. (M-F 8am-5pm)
- If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Student Services at 801-581-3194 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please encrypt your computer prior to joining the Zoom Session.
Was Your Laptop Verified by SYSTECH IT In a Past Semester:
You must attest to having your laptop encrypted every semester. If you have had your laptop’s encryption verified by SYSTECH IT in a past semester and your laptop is still encrypted, please read this information Encryption Training – CON Students and then proceed to your Canvas Advising course to find your encryption quiz: Canvas
If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Student Services at 801-581-3194 or by email at email@example.com