Encryption with TrueCrypt

8 03 2014

Update 2014-07-02: Support for TrueCrypt has been discontinued! Information Security recommends using 7Zip instead – see instructions (.docx).


At our last TAG meeting, Adam Edwards and Scott Finlon from Information Security demonstrated automated Identity Finder scans as well as encrypting files with TrueCrypt (which is free and open source :). At our next TAG meeting, we’ll be starting to identify which departments can move forward with automated scans — so as a reminder, you’ll all want to make sure that any confidential or sensitive information stored on your desktop is safely encrypted.

Scott has sent along some brief  instructions (PDF) for encrypting a folder of files using TrueCrypt — the first page is set up and the second is everyday usage.  Please contact Information Security if you have any questions about encryption.

You can also run your own Identity Finder scan in the meantime – see IR’s Quick Guide if you need help getting started.

Many thanks to Adam and Scott for their guidance on this issue!




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