Bitlocker Encryption (Windows)

Available To: Faculty, Staff

Laptop encryption is critical for laptops that have sensitive or valuable data, however ITS only recommends encrypting laptops that will be joined to the NAU domain. 

Now is the time to add encryption to your normal setup procedures for Dell laptops in your area. Please see the documentation below. If you would like assistance with the encryption process, the PC Support team is happy to help. Contact the ITS Solution Center or place a ServiceNow ticket for assistance.

If you have a pressing reason to not encrypt laptops for your area, please contact the ITS Information Security team for more information.

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Security for your computers and information, including SSL certificates.

Training & Documentation


How to suspend BitLocker encryption, and backup the encryption key while computer repairs are made.


Windows 7 BitLocker encryption setup for computers that have a TPM chip included.


Windows 7 BitLocker encryption setup using a USB Key.


Windows 8 BitLocker encryption setup for computers that have a TPM chip included.


How to enable Bitlocker on Windows 8 with a USB Key