We often think of data protection as just backups, but encryption is also an important data protection consideration. This article looks at drive encryption, and how it is used to protect your data from unauthorized access.
This year saw the arrival of a particularly nasty virus called CryptoLocker. This ransomware will encrypt certain files and then demand a payment to decrypt them. The files cannot be decrypted, other than by paying, so the only safe way to get your data back is by restoring it from a backup.