Do you store confidential data on your laptop? No matter how
cautious and responsible you are, there is always a risk of a laptop being lost
or stolen. If there is confidential data stored on that lost or stolen laptop,
American University may be liable under specific regulations. Additionally, the
exposure might lead to AU being in the headlines (not the kind of press we
want), reputational damage, exorbitant recovery costs, and expose individuals
to the risk of identity theft. To reduce this risk, the Office of Information
Technology provides a whole-disk encryption software solution.
The American University IT Security Policy states that mobile devices with confidential data use an encryption method to protect the data. Read the Security Policy for more information.
Please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550 or email@example.com to request that your workstation be encrypted.