Beginning in late-October, the Information Technology Department will begin an important project to provide full disk encryption for all Harvard-owned
laptops using McAfee Endpoint Encryption.
Full disk encryption is an important step in protecting confidential information and has now been mandated by Harvard University. Disk encryption provides valuable data protection for laptops that are lost or stolen.
There will be no charge to encrypt your laptop.
We ask that all laptop owners fill out the brief form located
Christopher Cahill, our desktop group leader, will be contacting department administrators and individual users in the coming weeks to schedule
the disk encryption. We are required to complete work by December 31, 2009. We have developed an FAQ about the product. It may be found at:
For more information on new University security policies or the product, please visit: