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Free Encrypted USB Flash Drives

Picture of a USB Flash Drive

USB ‘flash’ drives can hold a lot of data, but are easy to lose or worse, have stolen. Last November an unencrypted USB flash drive was stolen from a University of Miami faculty member. What was on that that flash drive? Personal information on over 1,200 of his patients.

University of Florida policy requires all portable drives and Mobile devices containing university data be encrypted, to protect UF from this type of incident.

To help faculty and staff comply with the Mobile Computing and Storage Device Policy, UF’s Office of Information Security and Compliance is holding a USB trade-in event:

Date: Wednesday, February 29
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: UF Computing Helpdesk in the Hub

Faculty and staff can exchange one unencrypted USB drive for an equivalently-sized encrypted drive (subject to availability). To confirm eligibility please bring your Gator1 card to the trade-in event. If you don’t have a Gator1 card, a copy of a recent paystub can serve as eligibility confirmation.

For more information visit the Information Security and Compliance USB Trade-in page.