PGP within the College of Medicine Information Systems

PGP is an encryption software used by the University of Vermont. The College of Medicine Information Systems (COMIS) has their own PGP policy for College of Medicine machines that complies with COMIS security requirements.  The differences between the COMIS policy and the UVM policy are as follows:

  1. The COM-branded background screen in BootGuard (The PGP login screen that appears when the computer is turned on specifies College Of Medicine)
  2. The COMIS contact number on the login page
  3. Drive decryption is not allowed for users in this policy group

Beyond that, the software is the same and they use the same PGP Management Server.  Whole Disk Recovery Tokens are obtained through Identity and Account Management, and the software performs identically.

Because the COMIS contact number is provided in BootGuard, the UVM UVM Tech Team is not the primary contact for issues. If the Tech Team is contacted callers will be directed to COMIS  (802) 656-7300 to ensure data security, or to Identity and Account Management (802) 656-2006, if they need a recovery token.

If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604

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