Bitlocker Encryption

What is it?

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature available beginning with Windows 7.  BitLocker helps mitigate the threats of data theft or exposure from lost or stolen computers by encrypting the data on the disk, so only legitimate users or administrators can access the data. 

How does it impact me?

DePaul will use Microsoft’s BitLocker technology to encrypt the content of your workstation's primary hard disk, which will prevent the theft of data on that disk if the computer is ever lost or stolen.  New systems with Windows are encrypted during the imaging process.

How will I obtain it?

Information Services has deployed Microsoft's BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) tool to assist with administering the deployment and management of BitLocker on University systems.  Additional details on the MBAM BitLocker encryption deployment can be found here.

For any questions about this technology, or about the BitLocker encryption process, please contact the Help Desk.