Can I encrypt my laptop myself?¶
Yes, if you wish to encrypt your laptop yourself, you may do so. However, you will still need to sign up for a date on which you will bring in your laptop and demonstrate to Sysnet that it is encrypted.
As you prepare to encrypt your laptop, please review the ITS documentation:
If you wish to install SecureDoc on your own, ITS has made documentation available:
Other Encryption Methods¶
For Linux systems, the approved method of encryption is LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup). Documentation for LUKS may be found at http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/
If you have a dual-boot Mac, please contact RT for instructions
If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux PC, you can try using these instructions to encrypt your system:
Data Back Up¶
As with any system modifications, it is strongly suggested you back up your data before encrypting your machine. If you need a storage device to back up your data, Sysnet has some 1TB drives available for check-out.