Encrypting External Storage Drives

Posted October 8th, 2021 at 9:20 am.

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

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Check out our Encrypting Emails in Office365 tech doc.

 

When & Why

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

Why encrypt?

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

 

How to Encrypt

 

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