Cyber Bites

Removable Storage Device Encryption

To prevent the loss of private data, it is recommended to either block external drives from use or enforce their encryption.


If, for example, you back up private data to an un-encrypted drive (such as a USB drive) and it is lost or stolen, anyone can access its content, and this would be considered a reportable breach. Enforced encryption of removable storage devices prevents this.


And do not worry, enforcing encryption of external drives does not stop you from reading non-encrypted removable storage devices.