Data EncryptionΒΆ

Data encryption is a means of securing data by encoding the information such that it can only be decrypted using the appropriate encryption key. Data encryption is a requirement when storing or transmitting sensitive data, especially human data. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to encrypt all research data. There are several ways of encrypting data:

  • UBC offers full device encryption
  • Using backup software with built in encryption capabilities [see previous section]. This is recommended for automation and ease of use.
  • Encryption solutions such as eCryptfs