Security Tools

The Office of Information Technology recommends using a variety of tools to help keep your data safe and devices secure. Consider each category below as important to your overall information protection strategy. UM is not responsible for issues or support related to these third-party resources. This page is updated regularly; contact us with suggestions.

Protect Email, Devices, Documents, and USB Drives

Encrypt Individual Messages

Encrypt the Whole Device

  • Apple FileVault  Native macOS 10.7+
  • Microsoft BitLocker  Native Windows 7 Pro+
  • VeraCrypt  Open Source Win Mac Linux
  • Encryption Software Chart  Guideline Supported
  • Encrypt Individual Documents

  • Adobe PDF  Native Acrobat X+
  • Microsoft Office  Native Office 2013+
  • 7-Zip  Open Source Multi-OS All File Types
  • Encrypt Removable Drives

  • Mac Disk Utility  Native macOS 10.7+
  • Microsoft BitLocker  Native Windows 7+
  • VeraCrypt  Open Source Win Mac Linux
  • Securely Erase Files and Physically Destroy Disks

  • Eraser  Open Source Windows
  • DBAN  Free Bootable ISO
  • UM Procurement  On Campus Supported
  • Find Personally Identifiable Information on Systems

  • CUSpider  Open Source Windows
  • senf  Open Source Java Multi-OS
  • Find_SSNs  Open Source Windows Python
  • Prevent Network Intrusions and Malicious Software

  • Malwarebytes  Free Personal Win Mac
  • Norton Power Eraser  Free Windows
  • Symantec  IT Discount Win Mac Supported
  • Easily Generate and Retrieve Secure Passwords

  • LastPass  Free Personal Cloud Multi-OS
  • KeePass   Open Source Win Mac Linux
  • Password Generator  IT Provided Supported
  • UM Approved Storage and File Sharing Services

  • UM Box  IT Provided Cloud Supported
  • Google Drive  IT Provided Cloud Supported
  • Secure Doc Exchange  IT Provided Supported
  • Platform Security Chart  UM Policy Supported