Device Encryption

This service will provide encryption for all Trinity owned laptops and desktops (Windows and Mac) configured for use on the Trinity data network. This will help users secure Trinity work-related data which is confidential or highly sensitive.

Windows devices will be encrypted using BitLocker and macOS devices will be encrypted using FileVault.

Encryption of both will be centrally managed by IT Services.

Getting started

All staff and postgraduate computers that are registered to connect to the Trinity College data network, are automatically encrypted as part of the network onboarding process.



Windows or Mac computers, configured for use on the Trinity data network.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • macOS Big Sur (11.x) or later

The operating system must be running anti-virus security software.

Backing up your data

We recommend that you back up your data before the encryption of your device.

More information on how to securely back up your data.

Need Further Help?

Search the Knowledge Base for answers to commonly asked questions.

Still need help? Contact the IT Service Desk by one of the below methods.

Phone: +353 (01) 896 2000
Web Portal:

Service desk opening hours are:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00