Data Encryption

A good way to add a further level of protection for your data is to encrypt the device that your data is stored on. This makes it very difficult for unauthorized individuals to access your data, as long as they do not have your username/password or recovery key.

The following operating systems have data encryption built in: all you need to do is enable them. This information is for your personal device only. For encryption on a university-owned device, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to encrypt your data, it is of the utmost importance that you save your recovery key in a safe place. If you forget your password and lose your recovery key, it is highly unlikely that your data will be recoverable.

Windows - Bitlocker or Device Encryption 
Note: Depending on your version of Windows (7/8/10 or S/Home/Pro/Education/Enterprise) and the hardware specifications of your computer, Windows built-in encryption options may not be available. Third-party encryption software options exist. 

Mac OS - FileVault

Android - Data Encryption

iOS - Data Encryption