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How To Determine Your Computer Encryption Status

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There are multiple methods for deploying whole-disk encryptions used at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Campus. Below is a list of Computer Encryptions in ordered by most well-used. For additional information regarding Encryption, visit our Encryption FAQs. If you need help reviewing your system's encryption status or if you find that your system is not encrypted, please contact our UCSF IT Service Desk.

 

Samples:

 

 

Windows- BitLocker

Click on the "Start Menu" at the bottom-left corner

Click on "Control Panel"

Click on "BitLocker Drive Encryption"

Under "BitLocker Drive Encryption - Hard Disk Drives", if you see the following text: "Windows (C:) On", then your hard drive is encrypted.

 

 

Windows - DDPE (Credant)

Click on the "Start Menu" at the bottom-left corner

Search for "Dell Data" and click-to-open "Dell Data Protection Encryption" application

In the Data Protection Window, click on the icon of the hard drive (aka System Storage). Under "System Storage", if you see the following text: "OSDisk (C)" and "In compliance" underneath, then your hard drive is encrypted.

 

 

 

Windows - PGP

Click on the "Start Menu" at the bottom-left corner

Search for "pgp desk" and click-to-open "PGP Desktop" application

On the left pane, choose "PGP Disk" and "Encrypt Whole Disk"

On the right, under "Encrypt Whole Disk or Partition" and under Select disk, there will be drives listed. Viewing the "C:" drive, if you see an icon of a silver padlock inside of a blue box, then your hard drive is encrypted.

 

 

Windows - PointSec

Click on the "Start Menu" at the bottom-left corner

Search for "check point endpoint" and click-to-open "Check Point Security" application

On the left pane, select "Full Disk Encryption" and "Main". if you see the following text: "Encryption status Volume C:\ Boot protection Volume -:\ Boot protection",then your hard drive is encrypted

 

 

 

Mac OS X - FileVault 2

Click on the "Apple" in the upper-left corner and go down to "System Preferences"


Click on "Security & Privacy"

Click on "FileVault" - Your hard drive is encrypted if you see the following text: "FileVault is turned on for the disk '"Macintosh HD"'." (*PLEASE NOTE: The name of your hard drive may vary from the "Macintosh HD" example."

 

 

Mac OS X - DDPE

Click on the "Apple" in the upper-left corner and go down to "System Preferences"


Click on "Dell Data Protection"

Select the "System Volumes" tab, Your hard drive is encrypted if you see the following text: '"Macintosh HD Encrypted"' (*PLEASE NOTE: The name of your hard drive may vary from the "Macintosh HD" example.":

 

Mac OS X - PGP

Open your "Applications" folder and location the "Encryption Desktop" Application, then double-click to open.

On the left pane, select "PGP Disk" and the hard drive listed (in this example, the hard drive is "VM Virtual SATA Hard Drive". On the right, under Disk Properties, if you see the following text: "Status: Encrypted - AES then your hard drive is encrypted