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Whole disk encryption ensures that if a university owned computer is stolen or lost, the information on the computer is secure, and will not be accessed by anyone without the proper credentials. It is important that University of Louisville personnel storing sensitive information such as Protected Health Information (PHI), HIPAA, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), FERPA, or research data, protect their machines and data with whole disk encryption software.

Basic Windows passwords can easily be cracked and information that is not encrypted can easily be stolen if a computer falls in to the wrong hands. When laptops are stolen, the first question asked by security personnel will be "Was the laptop encrypted?" There is little to no performance degradation when utilizing this software, and this software can offer peace of mind concerning sensitive concerning sensitive data, particularly data on the go. All computers owned by the University of Louisville need to have encryption software installed to protect information stored on them.