3 Simple Ways To Encrypt Your Devices
The news is full of stories about data and security breaches, most recently a USB drive with security information being found on the street. Could it be your data or your client’s data – found and easily read by the wrong people?
If you want to avoid this then you need to encrypt your DEVICES. If you’re part of the group going through how to protect your data for GDPR
, then you’ll find the tab on devices. This is a great starting point. If you’re not a member, you can join here
. How much of the data is encrypted on your device?
How to encrypt your devices –
1. Encrypting your computers
Details on how to encrypt your Windows 10 PC can be found at this link.
This can be used to encrypt your hard drive and external drives: If you have a large hard drive it can take a long time to encrypt it for the first time, so start it off at the end of the working day. Back it up temporarily to an external hard drive just in case something goes wrong.
Mac encryption can be found here
2. Encrypting Your Phones
If you have names, numbers, emails etc on your phone then you need to make sure your phone is encrypted.
Your android phone
3. Encrypting other devices – USBs etc
You can also use encrypt USBs, back up drives, etc. This article here shows you how you can use Bitlocker (the same tool you used to encrypt your PC) to encrypt your USB drive.
You’re now that much safer thanks to encryption.
P.S Remember that you should also encrypt your backups.