Laptops are stolen. Data is compromised. Tens of thousands of individuals are notified of a breach of their private information.
We see this in the news every week.
There is a good product that you can use to safely and effectively encrypt your data; it’s called TrueCrypt.
I have used TrueCrypt for several months and have found it to be solid and reliable. Previously, I used PGP Desktop version 8.1, which is costly and was not reliable for me.
- Create and mount NTFS volumes as drive letters
- Encrypt an entire hard disk partition or portable (e.g. USB) drive
- Create hidden volumes that are impossible to prove that the volume even exists
- Encryption algorithms supported: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish
TrueCrypt is very popular – to date it has been downloaded well over two million times.
More information here: http://www.truecrypt.org/