File Encryption Workgroup Formed

New federal and state laws have mandated that personal information residing on computers be protected from unauthorized access and disclosure. In response to these mandates, a few campus units inquired with vendors but did not find a scalable, cost effective means of encryption. To further explore encryption methodologies, in early December 2003 a workgroup was formed to assist the campus in defining the functions and requirements for a file and disk encryption that can support the academic, research and administrative needs on campus. The workgroup's findings and recommendations are expected to be complete by March 31, 2004. To read the workgroup charge letter, please see