Encryption Software for ECU-Purchased Laptops Coming Monday, November 26

ECU users enjoy the freedom of mobile devices and “anywhere access,” but data protection is still one of our most important responsibilities. We offer several available tools to help protect against data loss. One of those tools is device encryption.

Device encryption scrambles data files and renders them unreadable to everyone except an authorized user. Therefore, if your device is lost or stolen, your data is secure. This protects you, your files and any sensitive data you may be storing, possibly other users and the university.

On Monday, November 26, ITCS will push out the Dell Encryption Software to ECU-purchased Mac and Windows laptops.

You will need to:

  • Visit the Device Encryption page to learn more. There is also information about personal and mobile device encryption on this page.
  • Back up your data before Monday, November 26.
  • Activate the encryption software after it is delivered to your laptop – see these instructions.

Before the push, prepare your computer

It is a best practice to back up your data before applying encryption in case there is a failure during the configuration process and data is lost.

CrashPlan is available to departments for a monthly fee. All users have Piratedrive (125GB) network storage and OneDrive (1TB) cloud storage available for backing up your ECU data.

After the software push, activate the software

These encryption activation instructions walk you through the process, and the FAQ may answer your questions.

If you require one-on-one help or have other questions, call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.