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Prevent theft of your data Encrypt your USB Drives

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Announcements , IT Security , Our Community

Using a USB drive to transport large amounts of sensitive information is still very common today, even with the many ways we can upload and share data online. Not only that, people also use USB drives to run applications, and as a way to lock their PC.usb

But what happens to your data if your USB drive gets lost, or worse, stolen?

In many cases, your information will remain on the USB drive, vulnerable and easily accessible to whoever’s hands it ends up in.

To help keep your data safe, you can encrypt your USB drives with a password so others cannot easily access its contents.

You’re only a few easy steps away from protecting your data the next time you use a USB drive:

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Mac