Hard disk encryption software
One of the recommendations from the audit was the staff using laptops running Windows 7 use the built-in encryption to secure data on their hard drives.
I've had a look and assume that the auditors were referring to Bitlocker. Unfortunately, this only seems to be available in Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate, and we are running Windows 7 Professional.
Can anyone recommend any free third-party software that would do similar to Bitlocker? Ease of use for the end user if a high priority!