Do not ask your computer to save passwords for applications for you, such as encryption software. If your computer were stolen, the thief could then enter that program automatically with the password that was stored, and gain access to any data you have stored.
Do not let anyone else know your password. The one exception to this rule at UCCS is for IT personnel who you know work for UCCS and who will be rebuilding or repairing your computer. After the repair is complete, you should change your password as soon as possible.