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USB and File Encryption

Whether you want to store sensitive data on a USB drive, securely email it, or just add an additional layer of security on your hard drive, there are a variety of ways to protect your files by encrypting it.

USB encryption

Windows 10 and 11 OS machines using BitLocker Drive Encryption allows you to apply encryption to USB drives, securing them with a password. Details about Bit locker to go can be found (opens in a new window)here 

File encryption

Microsoft Office 2016 allows you to apply encryption to documents, securing them with a password. Instructions on how to encrypt and add a password to files can be found in Office 2016 Word Encryption.

Note: Please remember that if you email an encrypted file, then do not email the password. Please phone or SMS the password to the person.

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