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1. If I own my laptop and use it for University Business, do I have to have it encrypted?


Yes, the current the current laptop encryption policy, revised in October 2015, states, “ALL laptops used for University business must be encrypted, regardless of who owns the laptop, or the operating system…”  See Portable Computing Device Security at http://it.ouhsc.edu/policies/PortableDeviceSecurityPolicy.asp for additional information. 

If you are a student connecting through VDI please see the FAQ on VDI use for determining if your device needs to be encrypted.


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