Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7

When Microsoft introduced Windows Vista, one of the big security features in that operating system was BitLocker, a hard drive encryption scheme designed to protect sensitive data from being accessed on lost or stolen computers — mainly laptops.
With the huge increase in the use of very small, large capacity, USB drives, the potential for sensitive data to be lost or stolen has really become more of a problem because it is much easier to lose or steal a device no bigger than a package of chewing gum. To protect sensitive data stored on USB drives, Microsoft Windows 7 features the encryptions scheme called BitLocker To Go.

In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, I’ll introduce you to BitLocker To Go and show you how it works on a 1GB USB thumb drive.