Laptop Data Encryption

  • Faculty & Staff

Since October 2017, all University owned laptops, through either the allocation program, purchased by a department, or purchased with research funds, must be encrypted.  Machines set up by your LSP will be encrypted, with their encryption keys stored within IBM BigFix.

The encryption process used for PCs is Bitlocker and for Macs is FileVault.  If you have any questions about these encryption processes please contact your LSP here.

To view the official University policies, please see the following links:

Mobile Device Encryption Policy -

Computing Policies and Guidelines -

Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources -