University owned laptops - Encryption requirement

TO:  College of Medicine-Tucson Community

FROM:  College of Medicine – ITS

DATE:  December 7, 2018


SUBJECT:  University-owned laptops- Encryption requirement


In an effort to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of university data and following University of Arizona’s security standards, the College of Medicine-Tucson is requiring the encryption of all university-owned laptops (PC and MAC).

Our goal is to keep these devices secure in the event of loss, theft, or compromise of the machine.


In order to facilitate the encryption process we are offering the option to bring them in, at your convenience, during our open office hours at the COM-Tucson Service Desk located on the 2nd Floor of the Arizona Health Sciences Library beginning on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.   Starting in January, we will be working with each Department to establish a formal schedule to ensure all of these devices are encrypted.


Open office hours at the Service Desk


Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


This process should not take longer than 30 minutes and will not affect the current performance or functionality of your device.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a specific time to have your device encrypted, please contact our Service Desk at or (520) 626-8721.


 To learn more about data encryption, please visit:


Thank you,