It would be considered safer to some extent. The UNK shares server is physically more secure than your local machine. However if your EASI password is compromised, it will be considered a breach requiring notification of anyone whose SSN is saved on your UNK shares drive. Your goal should be to eliminate storage of any sensitive data anywhere in your control.
Any email message containing one or more SSNs should be deleted. Your goal should be to eliminate storage of any sensitive data anywhere in your control.
Whole disk encryption is intended to protect access to files on your computer in the event the computer is stolen. It will not protect access to files in the event that a password is compromised.
The NUID will be listed instead of the SSN.
You are not authorized to store Social Security Numbers in any way (hard drive, shared drive, email, spreadsheet, Word document, web page) unless you have been granted an exemption.
You cannot use the full NUID or any portion of the NUID to post grades. As an alternative, you can use Blackboard for posting grades.