Encryption Services


Full-disk encryption is available for faculty and staff-owned computer hard drives (and other mobile devices such as USB keys and flash drives). Encryption helps prevent unauthorized access to data such as Personal Information (PI) and mitigates risks associated with physical loss or theft. UBC IT supports McAfee Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) for all Windows and Mac computers and Symantec PGP for Linux devices.

Features & Benefits

  • Available to faculty and staff
  • User-friendly service with centralized management and high performance encryption
  • Strong data access control
  • Offers encryption for PC and USB storage


Encryption is provided at no cost for the protection of UBC confidential or sensitive data stored on devices used by faculty or staff for university business.

Further Information

Getting Started