Monday, June 6, 2011

Encrypt your Disk Drives for Free!

If you transport backup disks or USB memory sticks your data is at risk of being lost or stolen. You may also be breaking the law.

I transport backup disks between data centers. The disks are encrypted using TrueCrypt. When an encrypted disk is connected to a computer running TrueCrypt and the proper password is entered it's just like any other disk on the computer. When the drive is disconnected it can be taken off-site. It's contents are safe. To access the data on another computer, download the software, type the proper password and the data is available again.

TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software. Visit the website. Download the software. If you like it, use it. If you use it; donate a few bucks to keep it going and recomend it to others.