Encrypting Data on Apple Computers

To help protect university data that is stored on the hard drives of university-owned Apple computers, we have started the process of encrypting those drives. If you have not already, you will see a notice asking you to enable FileVault. It will look similar to this:

"Your administrator requires that you enable FileVault."


Please select “Enable Now.” This will start the process of encrypting your drive. During the process, you may experience a performance slowdown, but this will end once the encryption is complete. If you select cancel, you will be required to run the encryption the next time you log in.


This process has already been completed on most of our PCs, and now we want to ensure our Apple devices are protected.”