User Guide to Encryption
Most file compression products (e.g. Winzip, 7zip, etc.) allow users to encrypt one or more files. This can be useful ensuring that sensitive files are encrypted.
USB Thumbdrive Encryption
Flashdrive encryption requires the user to establish an encrypted volume on the drive using software installed on a configuration machine. These volumes can be mounted using software native to the device (e.g. Kingston Data Traveler) or through other software such as Rohos or bitlocker. In many cases, creating or configuring the encrypted volume requires administrative access to the configuration workstation (which is not possible on many clinical public workstations). It is critical that the user create a strong password and be careful to ensure that restricted files are stored on encrypted volumes on the drive.
Laptop Encryption (see the Laptop Security page)