Encryption: External Storage Drives

This article reviews how to encrypt external storage drives such as hard-drives and USB drives.

When & why

Encryption is required if you must store files containing financial or personal information (e.g., credit card or Social Security numbers) on an external storage drive.

Why encrypt?

Encryption ensures that, if the device is lost or stolen, the data contained is inaccessible to any unauthorized users.

How to encrypt


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