If you store sensitive information on your workstation, laptop, flash drive or mobile device, these files should be encrypted to protect them from unauthorized access or theft. Encryption makes digital data unreadable to everyone except the person managing the encryption key. This not only protects the information from theft, but also you and the university from unnecessary liability if the device is lost or stolen. Please visit the encryption website for more information. Submit the request at http://ithelp.ecu.edu to have encryption enabled on your Android, iOS or Windows tablet, Linux, Mac or Windows desktop/laptop, Thin Client or USB hard drive or USB flash drive.