All UCM and BSD units, including the HIRO, are working to implement the requirements and recommendations of the UCM and BSD Information Security Offices’ Data Guardian Program. Beginning¬†March 31, 2018, the Data Guardian Program will require all portable media used within the BSD to be hardware encrypted. For our users, this means that any USB flash drives or portable hard drives used to transfer HIRO-produced data must meet Data Guardian specifications.

The BSD Information Security Office’s website contains details regarding the encryption requirements of the Data Guardian Program. It also provides a list of approved portable devices and instructions for ordering them.

If you have questions regarding whether or not your portable media can be used to deliver your HIRO data, please contact the HIRO or your department’s IT administrator.