Proof of Encryption

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The UCSF Minimum Security Standard requires that information residing on devices be encrypted. UCSF IT Security provides and supports encryption software for Windows and Mac OS X computers to the UCSF community at no charge. Information is available at for Dell Data Protection Encryption (DDPE)


If the UCSF-provided solution does not satisfy a specific technical requirement, you may request permission to use an alternate method for encryption.

Encryption Variance Request for individuals

ITS provides 24/7 support for key escrow/passphrase recovery for Symantec Encryption Desktop (PGP) encryption products. ITS does not provide this for alternate encryption methods; this is the department or individual’s responsibility.


Additional information

FileVault 2 Instructions

BitLocker Instructions