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Encryption is the process of scrambling data to make it unreadable to anyone who does not possess the proper key. When you encrypt an entire disk using FileVault, all of the files on the computer are encrypted, including:

Operating system files Application files Data files Swap files Free...Read more

BitLocker is a feature of Windows that encrypts your data to keep it safe from unauthorized access. Using BitLocker Whole Disk Encryption (WDE), your entire disk is encrypted.

Please consult your security liaison or your local technical support provider before enabling this feature on...Read more

Cornell's IT policies exist to maintain, secure, and ensure legal and appropriate use of the university's information technology infrastructure. Security and privacy policies work together to provide the campus community with a high quality, trusted, and secure campus computing environment....Read more

This site offers background about the University Data Cleanup and Inventory Initiative, including guidance for developing a local unit program.


Explains the initiative and background of the motivation and approach to the issues surrounding confidential data cleanup on campus....Read more

With identity theft due to the loss of online data a major concern these days, Cornell needs to protect sensitive data stored in electronic form, particularly the personal information that students, employees, and others associated with the university have placed under our trust.

Why Data...Read more