Windows Thread, Password Protect USB Disk in Technical; Hi,
We have a new ICT policy that tells staff about data protection and taking files home (not written by ...
13th December 2011, 10:26 AM #1
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Password Protect USB Disk
We have a new ICT policy that tells staff about data protection and taking files home (not written by me).
A few staff have now asked is there a way to password protect a memory stick rather than doing every individual document. I know some usb sticks have software to do it but they are not all the same stick. I was wondering if there is some generic software?
13th December 2011, 10:31 AM #2
Encryption is what you should be thinking not just password protection.
13th December 2011, 10:54 AM #3
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In that case is there any free encryption software for generic memory sticks ?
13th December 2011, 10:56 AM #4
Free Encryption Software - Password Protect Files and Lock Folders
Originally Posted by karldenton
We have been using this for ages and it can be accessed from a network share also
Thanks to bossman from:
speckytecky (16th December 2011)
15th December 2011, 10:27 PM #5
Take a look at bitlocker and truecrypt
16th December 2011, 09:53 AM #6
Bitlocker to Go is great if everyone has Windows 7, we have had some staff compalin that they can't save to their encrypted drives because they only have Vista or even XP.
We still enforced it though.
16th December 2011, 10:29 AM #7
Not OS dependent and can be opened / closed from a batch file (desktop shortcut) - see elsewhere on here. It's also free.
16th December 2011, 10:32 AM #8
indeed mats, in our situation though, we enforce that memory sticks must be encrypted, so you cannot save to an unencrypted memory stick in the school only read from it. Truecrypt couldnt do this.
We encrypt laptops with truecrypt though.
16th December 2011, 10:36 AM #9
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