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Windows Encryption

Every 12 seconds a PC is lost or stolen - most with confidential information. Microsoft’s built in BitLocker encryption software helps protect this information if a PC is stolen. The data is locked by the encryption so no one can read it without the key - your Personal Digital Identity (PDID).

With BitLocker, all you need to do is log in to your computer with your PDID. After that your computer works like it did before encryption, but your data is protected.

To have BitLocker activated on your computer, call the TSC at 970.351.4357 or put in a help ticket.


Improper use of encryption technology may render data useless and prevent use of or access to the data. Users should read and follow instructions carefully.

Note: Users must contact the Technical Support Center (TSC) at 970.351.4357 prior to enabling BitLocker if they wish to use this recovery option. If users choose not to use this service UNC Information Technology is not responsible for any data loss or destruction that may result from not using these encryption technologies.