WHAT ARE WE DOING?
In order to better protect your data, the Information Technology Division will be implementing a series of changes to lab-owned laptops/desktops used by your organization. We will also encrypt your lab-owned laptops/desktops to protect your data in case they are lost or stolen. The encryption will be applied to your laptop/desktop’s hard drive in a way that will be transparent to you but will ensure the data on your hard drive cannot be read by others if the device is lost or stolen.
Note: Encryption has already been enabled on some lab-owned laptops/desktops. If your computer has already been encrypted, please disregard this message.
WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?
These changes will occur between April 2023 and June 2023.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?
- We expect that these changes will not interfere with any of your activities on your lab-owned devices.
- Some lab-owned laptops/desktops may be too old to support encryption and may need to be replaced.
- Prior to implementing these changes, we will send you another email to let you know we are starting the process and will include a few simple instructions for you to perform.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
This message is for your information only. You don’t need to take any action at this time.