Flash drives and SSDs (solid state drive) are popular for storing and backing up large amount of data. They are compact and easy to use; however they are also easy to misplace and it is easy for someone to steal these devices.
How do you protect your data? Even if you store pictures and simple documents, there is no reason why your data should be comprimised when it gets into someone’s hands.
The simplest way to protect your data is by encrypting it with strong encryption and strong password. Many people including the author don’t want the hassle of dealing with entering passwords, remembering them, and just the whole ordeal with dealing the “hurdle” that prevents immediate access to data.
While some of us have been delaying with securing of our data, TrueCrypt folks have been busy making encryption of data easy. The encryption software package is small and is available for free. The software can encrypt files, partitions, or whole disks with automatic, real-time encryption with strong encryption standards such as AES.
Installation of the TrueCrypt software is simple and is guided with a helpful wizard. Once the installation is complete and the password is selected, working with your files has never been easier. When working with encrypted partitions or encrypted flash drives or SSDs, the password needs to be entered only once and then your data is accessible and can be used just like on any drive. Once your drive is unplugged from the computer, the data is secure and protected.
When ordering your flash drives, consider security for your own flash drives as well as for your customers. The small TrueCrypt installation can be pre-loaded on your flash drives for free. Secure data should not be optional, protect your flash drives, computer, or SSDs with simple to use encryption package that works seamlessly with your regular computer use.