You would like to allow your organization to use USB flash drives, but you are concerned that the private information on the drives might be easily lost or misplaced. Which of these would ensure that the USB drives would always be secure?
A) Use EFS to encrypt the drives
B) Only allow USB drive access from secure computers
C) Format the drives with the NTFS file system
D) Use BitLocker to encrypt the drives
E) Issue the USB drives with a handcuff that must be worn at all times, like a 1950’s Soviet courier
The answer: D) Use BitLocker to encrypt the drives
BitLocker is a Windows technology that is designed for the security of entire drives, regardless of the contents. Unlike EFS which only encrypts certain files, BitLocker can be configured to automatically encrypt the entire drive.
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