Start Here If Your Laptop Is Not Encrypted:
If your laptop is not Whole Disk encrypted take steps to encrypt your laptop or seek help from a third party such as the Campus Book Store and other similar retailers (Best Buy, Office Max, etc.). They offer this service for a reasonable fee if you are not comfortable doing it yourself. (The College of Nursing will not encrypt your laptop for you.)

  1. Please refer to How to Encrypt your Laptop for information on encrypting and what encryption program to use. (Complete the Whole disk Encryption Process)
  2. New for Fall 2021: Students please complete the encryption quiz in your CON Program Advisor Canvas Course and join the CONSYSTECH Zoom Help room for verification. (M-F 8am-5pm)

Please encrypt your computer prior to joining the Zoom Session.

If You Have Had Your Laptop Verified By CON IT In A Past Semester:
You must attest to having your laptop encrypted on a semester by semester basis. If you have had your laptop’s encryption verified by College of Nursing IT in a past semester and your laptop is still encrypted please read this information Encryption Training – CON Students then proceed to your Canvas Advising course to find your encryption quiz: Canvas


If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Student Services at 801-581-3414 or by email at [email protected]

Mandatory Encryption Requirement:

The University of Utah Health Sciences has adopted a policy of using only encrypted devices for students, staff and faculty. We would like to thank you in advance for your help in meeting our required compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services protections for patient information. We recognize the inconvenience, but this has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Health for all Health Sciences and is a mandatory requirement. The scope of this policy currently includes laptops.

Warning: UUHSC, University of Utah and the College of Nursing take no responsibility for damages, data loss or performance issues from enabling encryption. If you choose to enable encryption yourself, back up your laptop files before proceeding. If you do not feel comfortable following these steps consider taking your laptop to a third party Tech support for help.