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Laptop Encryption Initiative Progress Report

February 24, 2012

At a recent Architecture and Infrastructure Committee meeting, Cam Beasley, Chief Information Security Officer, provided a very positive update on the University’s laptop encryption initiative:

“About a year ago, only 8% of University-owned laptops were encrypted. I am pleased to report that now 82% of all university-owned laptops are encrypted (or have approved exceptions). This is tremendous progress, considering the laptop encryption effort started to build momentum in April, 2011. We all truly appreciate the steadfast support of university leadership to protect the university's assets and the tenaciousness of the campus IT support community to help faculty and staff make this happen.”

As of today, approximately 12% of University owned laptops still need to be encrypted or granted an exception. The Information Security Office is partnering with the local IT support community to verify which individuals haven’t yet encrypted their laptops. They will determine if these devices qualify for an exception, or need to be encrypted. The Executive Compliance Committee has requested that a report from the Information Security Office of those who have not yet encrypted their laptops be sent to the respective Dean or Vice-President for follow-up.

Please contact the Information Security Office if you have any questions.

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