Encryption is a process that turns the information stored on your device into unintelligible text characters that cannot be deciphered and read without the decryption key. An encrypted device will not convert its encrypted information back into plaintext unless the user provides the correct password. Encryption ensures that if someone does break or bypass your password, the information on your computer cannot be read.
Whether for work or vacation, most members of the UAlberta community will travel with their electronic devices at some point. You cannot predict what will happen while travelling, so to protect yourself and the University, be as proactive as possible and follow these tech tips.
Secure Your Mobile Device
Protecting your mobile device is simple — recovering from an incident is not. No matter where you are, security must always be a top priority. Follow the University’s security guidelines to protect yourself, your devices, and the University community.