Category: Security
Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT


Encryption provides an easy to use and secure means to protect Sensitive and High Risk data on computers. Laptops and desktop computers can be lost, stolen or have hard drives removed. Many other scenarios can also jeopardize the privacy and security of your important data.   

Use of these tools may be required to ensure your compliance with the UIC IT Security Program as well as legal, regulatory or grant requirements.  Users with FERPA, HIPAA, intellectual property, research data, and other sensitive information can use this service to help protect their data.  In many cases this is required to fulfill legal, regulatory, campus policy, or grant requirements.   

Both of the solutions offered below provide a high level of encryption security while allowing the university to demonstrate a protected device was encrypted if lost or stolen. These systems also allow for key recovery if required while logging all such requests for accountability. 


There are 2 offerings within the Encryption service 

  • Individual users:  Through the use of PGP software 
  • Departments:  Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring provides reporting and monitoring capabilities for departments to ensure compliance of departmental assets.


There is no charge for this service.


Email encryption@uic.edu
Phone 312-413-0003