Rister Tech

Computer Services, Networking, Databases

Securing Your Data

Your data can be secured by using file passwords, or encryption, or hard drive encryption.  Many corporations are now requiring hard drive encryption.  This method requires a password to be correctly entered at power-up of the pc.  This protects your data from theft, but not from on-line threats while your pc is running.  This is because once you enter the correct password, the pc is “unlocked”.

 

If you have a few confidential files, file encryption is a good option.  Just remember the files can’t be opened without a correct password.  There is no “master” password in case you forget.