Information, Technology & Consulting

Whole Disk Encryption Service Overview



Information, Technology & Consulting (ITC) uses two solutions to encrypt the entire hard drive of a laptop or desktop that may contain sensitive data;

  • Symantec’s PGP Encryption Solution on Windows 7.x/8.x and Macintosh computers
  • Microsoft BitLocker on Windows 10 computers

Quick Access

Data Security Level Matrix

Available to

Dartmouth faculty and staff on Dartmouth-owned computers.

Benefits and Features

  • Hard drive encryption software protects the entire contents of a laptop or desktop; not just specific files or folders.
  • If your computer is stolen, your data is still protected.
  • With the assistance of the IT Help Desk , you have the ability to access your encrypted files even if you can’t remember your encryption password.
  • Provides reporting on the status of your data and whether it’s protected.
  • It also provides compliance with institutional, federal, and state requirements.


ITC currently pays 100% of these licenses so there is no charge for faculty and staff.


  • Windows 7.x, 8.x, 10
  • Macintosh 10.8.x or higher

Additional Information

When Encryption is Mandatory

Contact Us

Computer and Device Services
Whole Drive Encryption
Last updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

Information, Technology & Consulting