Encryption Procedures

Mobile Device Encryption

Guidance on how to encrypt portable computing devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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Android v4 - Quick Reference Sheet PDF 204Kb

How to encrypt the contents on an Android v4 device

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Android v4 - Detailed Guidance PDF 1,198Kb

Detailed guidance on how to secure an Android v4 device

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Apple iOS6 - Quick Reference Sheet PDF 207Kb

How to encrypt the contents on an Apple iOS6 device

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Apple iOS6 - Detailed Guidance PDF 1,507Kb

Detailed guidance on how to secure an Apple iOS6 device (e.g. iPad or iPhone)

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Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) - Quick Reference Sheet PDF 324Kb

How to encrypt an Apple Macintosh running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

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Microsoft Surface - Quick Reference Sheet PDF 204Kb

How to encrypt a Microsoft Surface tablet

File Encryption

Guidance on how to encrypt files for use as email attachments and for storage on portable storage devices.

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7-Zip - Detailed Guidance PDF 734Kb

How to encrypt and decrypt ZIP file archives with 7-Zip

Additional Information

If you are a member of staff your local computing support can help you encrypt your mobile device.  If you are a student, further guidance is available from the organisation that created your encryption product.

It is not always possible to encrypt mobile devices such as older tablets, smart phones and portable storage devices. It is recommended that you seek advice from the Information Security Team before storing information on these types of devices.

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