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Hard-drive encryption is a security protocol used to protect HLS data stored on a hard drive using specialized software, such as Bitlocker or FileVault. Data on an encrypted hard drive cannot be read by anyone who does not have access to the appropriate key or password.

Available To

Faculty and Staff

Standard Features

  • Prevents access to data by unauthorized users

User Requirements

All HLS owned machines must be encrypted per Harvard security policies

Using This Service

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All HLS machines are automatically encrypted during the setup process

Get Help

Contact the ITS Service Desk

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Service Hours



No cost

Legal/Regulatory Compliance

HLS is required by the State of Massachusetts and the Harvard Enterprise Security Policy to secure and encrypt all data