Encrypt Your Laptop

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Encryption

PGP is a data encryption program offering privacy and authentication. University policy requires encryption for all laptops containing private data. In addition, the Office of Regulatory Compliance (ORC) requires that all HIPAA department laptops be encrypted using OIT approved, centrally managed encryption software.

Contact the OIT service desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP) to install encryption software today.

Encrypt Your Emails

As part of The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus HIPAA compliance initiatives, a system is available that allows you to communicate securely via email with outside parties including patients, partners, vendors, and other healthcare professionals. 


Any email sent from “ucdenver.edu” and/or “CUAnschutz.edu” to our affiliates is secure. Our affiliate network includes UCHealth (UCH), CU Medicine, The Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), Denver Health (DHHA), Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety (RMPDC), National Jewish Hospital (NJH), and CPC Clinical Research & Community Health (CPCMED).


If you wish to send Protected Health Information (PHI) to anyone outside of UC Denver domain (ucdenver.edu) and the affiliate network, you will need to follow the steps below “How to Send an Encrypted Email”.

How to Send an Encrypted Email

  1. Provide a subject line that matches the message.
  2. Add any of these three words anywhere in the subject line. Lowercase or capital letters can be used.
  • Encrypt
  • Safemail
  • Secure

Learn more about email encryption.

Encrypt Your Mobile Phone

Using encryption on your mobile device is an excellent step to take in securing your data. Learn how to encrypt your iPhone or Android mobile phone.