All computers supplied to Williams College employees will be encrypted by OIT when they are set up, with few exceptions. Encryption ensures that stolen or lost laptops can not be accessed for data theft.
Windows laptops prior to 2015 used TrueCrypt. Newer Windows laptops use the built in Microsoft Bitlocker. This system is transparent, the encryption password is the same as your regular computer login.
Mac laptops use Apple FileVault, and like Bitlocker the encryption password is the same as your regular computer login.
If you have any questions or concerns about encryption or data protections please contact OIT ( [email protected] or x4090).