Due to the risk of theft or loss, all Information Technologies & Services (ITS)-tagged laptops must be encrypted using the ITS-managed encryption system. Encryption shall be provided, at no additional charge, for any ITS-tagged laptop used by Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) faculty, staff, students, administrative officials or, in select cases, affiliates. Non ITS-tagged laptops, such as those that are individually or personally owned but used for WCMC purposes may also be considered for encryption at no additional charge.
What Is Included
- "Whole Disk Encryption" of your laptop hard drive through PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) for Windows and FileVault 2 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and higher
- Installation of the encryption software by a trained ITS technician
- Protection of data with minimal impact to user experience
- Automatically enforced data protection with centrally managed policies
The encryption of ITS-tagged laptops shall be provided at no additional charge. Please note that for Apple computers, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher is required in order to utilize the FileVault 2 encryption service, which may involve a nominal charge for upgrade. Please send any questions regarding this policy to Timothy Chen, Security Compliance Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.