How to Encrypt a Hard Drive [Tutorial]

Did you know a study found that one in every ten laptops will eventually be stolen? It also revealed that half of all mobile device users keep passwords, credit cards details and other personal data on their device. Think about all of the private information stored on your own devices and what could happen if it ended up in the wrong hands.

Encryption has become an effective method of protecting sensitive data stored on personal devices.  It refers to the process of converting plain text information into indecipherable data. So in the event that an unauthorized party gains access to the encrypted data, the original information will be unrecognizable.

This episode of our Tech Tutorial Series will explain how to encrypt a hard drive. Ron Cervantes, information technology instructor for the Rasmussen College School of Technology, will walk you through the process and also introduce you to some hard drive encryption tools that will help secure your data.


Be sure to stay tuned for more videos in this series!

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