Securing Your Laptop in Case of Theft
The best way to secure the information stored on your laptop is to disable any automatic login feature and use a strong password for your user account.
Faculty and staff using Windows-based (XP, Vista and 7) laptops with an immediate need for whole encryption, should consider using Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption, a service that is available at no cost, which encrypts all of the files on your computer including the operating system.
Students, faculty, and staff using Macintosh computers with Mac OS X should enable Filevault, Apple's built-in encryption system.
On November 1, 2010, WinMagic's SecureDoc will be replacing SafeBoot as the new encryption software for University-owned computers. SecureDoc provides encryption for both PCs and Macs and will be available for use by all faculty and staff on campus.
The Information Security Office provides a form for reporting stolen equipment that should be used in the even that university-owned equipment is stolen from you.