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Help articles for full time MBA students

1. Enhancing Personal Security

1.1. EBV - BitLocker and Email Encryption

System-Wide Security is achieved with BitLocker. File, folder or external drive encryption can be achieved with either Bitlocker, Bitlocker ToGo or TrueCrypt (please see "Other Tools" below.

PLEASE NOTE: Encryption can be an extremely lengthy process. It is important that the PC or laptop be powered by the power adapter and uninterrupted during the encryption process or data will be lost. Please allow 8 hours or more for encryption.


Here are some ways to enable enhanced security for EBV laptops that require it.

How to: Enable Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on Dell Latitude, Optiplex, and Precision Workstations

How to: Enable BitLocker without TPM on Windows 7

Click Start

Click Run, or type gpedit.msc into the Seach Field and press the enter key

If the application did not open Click on GPedit.msc from the search results

Navigate through the Policy Keys

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives

In the Settings Section (middle) click on Require Additional Authentication at Startup


Click Enable

Click Allow Bitlocker without a compatible TPM

Click Apply


Encrypting Mail




Other Tools

TrueCrypt Drive Encryption Virtual encrypted disk, Entire partition or dick or device, encryption of Operating system
UltraShredder Secure File Deletion Deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters
DBAN Secure Disk Wiping A self-contained boot disk that securely wipes hard disks
Keepass Secure Password Safe Password manager that encrypts password database with a single passcode