A loss of sensitive confidential data occurs any time there is unauthorized access to school district data, including personally identifiable information (PII), FERPA and/or HIPPA data. Lost laptops and misplaced USB flash drives are the top two main cause of data breaches in schools. Another is email containing confidential data attachments that is unencrypted. All email is public and attachments can be obtained.

If you need help installing the SSE File Encryption on your computer, please submit a Help Request.

  1. Lock = Encrypt - Encryption is the conversion of electronic data into another form, called ciphertext, which cannot be easily understood by anyone except authorized parties. (Source)
  2. Unlock = Decrypt - Decryption is the conversion of ciphertext into "plain text" which can be easily understood by anyone.