Information Services Division


Operating system encryption using BitLocker

What is BitLocker?

BitLocker is Microsoft’s easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire drive as well as help protect against unauthorised changes to your system such as firmware-level malware.

BitLocker is available to anyone who has a machine running Windows Vista or 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista or 7 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, or Windows 10 Pro.

ISD managed computers - Desktop@UCL

All staff Desktop @ UCL hard drives (laptops and desktops) are encrypted using BitLocker Drive Encryption technology.

Find out more about BitLocker on Desktop@UCL staff computers.

Enabling encryption on other computers