You’ve heard of encryption and you know it’s something you are supposed to do in order to protect the information on your devices…but do you know how to do it? Encryption changes your information into cipher-text, which is unreadable for those without a password or other type of key (like a fingerprint). Lucky for you, many services and devices automatically encrypt your personal information! Even so, it’s still important to know how to enable encryption to keep your information safe from hackers.
Protecting the restricted data entrusted to the university and to The Ohio State University Medical Center is a critical part of the mission of IT@OSU. Last month we improved this protection by adding a new layer of security to email through ZixCorp. Email recipients do not need to do anything differently as a result of this change; however, select users may have begun seeing a footer that references Zix at the bottom of some emails as of March 1.