[Sept. 30, 2016] Starting on Tuesday, October 11, IT will encrypt all Sheridan owned or leased Windows 7 laptops that support encryption using Microsoft BitLocker Administration (MBAM). This will protect data on employee laptops in the event the device is lost or stolen and will have no noticeable impact to your day to day activities or your laptop’s performance.
You will still be able to use your laptop while encryption runs in the background. Please take a look at the Laptop Encryption Instructions for more details, including screen shots showing you what to expect.
* If you don’t see the prompt to begin encryption, it is likely your laptop does not support it. At Sheridan, there are laptops running a variety of software images, due to when they were acquired. As such, certain laptops do not support MBAM in their current state. IT will continue to work on rolling out encryption to these laptops.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding laptop encryption, please contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 2150.