AES Crypt encryption software

AES Crypt

UD IT is now using AES Crypt as its official encryption software. If you regularly handle confidential information or PII, familiarize yourself with AES Crypt and UD's PII Guidelines.

Installation and Usage

Once you've installed AES Crypt on your PC, you will be able to encrypt and decrypt files. Use the pages below to get started.

Installing AES Crypt on Windows
Using AES Crypt on Windows
If you require assistance using AES Crypt on a Macintosh or Linux system, check with your department's IT professional or contact the IT Support Center.

IT using AES Crypt to encrypt unprotected SSNs
UD IT routinely scans University servers to identify unencrypted files containing Social Security Numbers (SSNs). Any unencrypted file containing SSNs found on the servers will be encrypted with AES Crypt. If you see a file with the ".aes" file extension, it has been encrypted. To receive the key (password) to decrypt the file, contact the IT Support Center.

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