Encryption Frequently Asked Questions

Installing SWDE

Troubleshooting Encryption

Encryption and Additional Security

My computer was encrypted, but it's been stolen! What should I do?

If your computer (or mobile computing device) was lost or stolen, you will need to report it immediately, as soon as possible. If the information is encrypted, it may not be a security disaster, but you should err on the side of reporting it, and IRT can determine the next steps. Click here for the official reporting procedure for a lost or stolen device.

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If you have any additional questions that have not been answered here, visit the information on encryption at Stanford Answers

Please don’t hesitate to contact IRT at irthelp.stanford.edu or 650-725-8000 (M-F, 7a-6p). You can also visit us at the Stanford Medicine Tech Bar on the ground floor of Lane Library (M-F 8a-6p).