Encrypt it

Encrypt it

Get a new flash drive and keep information secure … for free

By April Frawley Birdwell

In December 2009, the protected health information of nearly 84,000 patients in Canada was breached in one quick instant — when a USB flash drive was lost.

To prevent this kind of incident at UF and Shands, the information technology department is offering new encrypted flash drives to UF Health Science Center and Shands HealthCare employees from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 in the Shands at UF Atrium.

To receive one of the encrypted flash drives, employees must bring an old flash drive to trade in and must have either their Gator 1 Card or Shands ID on hand. The used flash drive will be destroyed after it is turned in.

For more information about the trade-in event, please visit the the USB trade-in page.