At LSU, thousands of laptops are in use, so it's important to adequately secure University information on mobile systems. The University is also covered by the Louisiana Database Security Breach Notification Law, which requires LSU to notify individuals whenever personal data about them has been lost, including losses from the theft of laptops. For these reasons, the IT Security and Policy Office is happy to announce the availability of the Encrypting File System for all users in LSU's Active Directory.
LSU has maintained a state-of-the-art forensic computing facility since 2001. The facility was originally designed to examine computers used to facilitate or commit felony and misdemeanor offenses but has grown to provide other services to the LSU community, such as data recovery and internal Human Resources investigations.
A Public Key Infrastructure is an enabling, foundational technology that allows organizations to build security solutions that leverage a common trust. The PKI provides an organization with the facility to create, distribute, and manage keys used by computers and users. These keys can be used for business functions such as sending secure email, encrypting data on disks to protect against loss or theft, and securing communications, such as with virtual private networks (VPNs).