BitLocker is a built-in feature of Windows that allows you to easily encrypt entire disk drives or removable devices. When enabled, it encrypts the data on the computer or removable device and restricts access using a password or recovery key. It helps prevent the theft of data on that disk if the computer or removable device is ever lost or stolen. The laptops and desktops provided by ICTO will have BitLocker enabled according to the following circumstances:

  • Laptops: Entire disk drives (including C and D) will have BitLocker disk encryption enabled.
  • Desktops for Administrative staff: Removable devices will have BitLocker disk encryption enabled.