FileVault Full Disk Encryption
FileVault is full-disk encryption for macOS and required for all Sparkbox laptops. If you setup your laptop with the new laptop script this has already been completed. This guide will help you determine if FileVault is enabled and, if necessary, how to enable it.
Capturing Status on the Command Line
macOS ships with a tool called
fdesetup to manage FileVault from the command line. If you're comfortable with typing in commands, you can see if FileVault is already enabled by running:
$ fdesetup status
A message will print to the commnd line stating that FileVault is either
Capturing Status from System Preferences
You can also check your system preferences to see the status of FileVault. From the Apple menu () click on
System Preferences... and in the window that pops up choose
Security & Privacy on the top row. Click
FileVault near the top and you'll see a message indicating FileVault's status in the center of the window.
If FileVault is off, then you need to complete this process using Apple's FileVault setup instructions.