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Portable Computing Device (PCD) Security

Portable Computing Device (PCD) includes but is not limited to:

  • Notebook computers
  • Tablet PCs
  • Handheld devices suchs as Portable Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • iPad or iPod
  • Smart phones such as iPhone, Android, RIM (Blackberry), MS Windows phone
  • Converged devices

To determine if your mobile device needs to be encrypted, please use the PCD Encryption Decision Flow Chart

iPhones, iPads, Androids, RIM (Blackberry) and Windows phones are encrypted by Secure Mobile for Exchange. See the "Secure Mobile" for Exchange" FAQ

For general questions and answers about laptop encryption see the Laptop Encryption FAQ

To request encryption of your personally-owned laptop you use for University Business please contact your departmental tier one (IT support) or fill out the following form: Personal Laptop Encryption form.

See the Portable Computing Security policy for more information about PCD Security Policy.

If you are unable to find the answer to your question please contact the IT Service Desk at http://it.ouhsc.edu/forms/servicenowform/default.aspx?ServiceArea=servicedesk or 405-271-2203.

USB Drive Encryption

Contact your local department computer support for information on USB drives that comply with university policy and government encryption standards.

Recommended encrypted USB & external hard drives