Disc Encryption

Disc encryption makes you a much harder target …. but it may not protect you.

You can encrypt your hard drive (e.g. TrueCrypt) so that parts of it containing files don’t even look like they exist. Password strength also important. However….if I have access to your computer and passwords, I have access to your encrypted hard drive. This is the Gotcha!.

It’s also what people who don’t have your best interests at heart do with ransomware. Attackers access your computer or server and encrypt it so that you can’t access it.  

Adapted from Ernst (2013)

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