Secure Computing

Data Encryption

Data encryption.

Encryption is a very important tool to safeguard protected and confidential data, but it is a powerful tool that needs to be installed and used with caution.

Considerations before encrypting Yale data:

Encrypting Your Data

FileVault and Bitlocker are the only University recommended methods for encrypting data stored on University-owned computer systems.  FileVault is available only for Macintosh, Bitlocker is available only for Windows Vista and above, while PGP is available in both Macintosh and PC versions. Please visit the ITS desktop encryption service page for more information regarding encryption options available through Yale ITS.