Once data is recovered from a customer's hard drive, we transfer the data to one of our external drives and encrypt it with a password.
The reasoning behind encrypting external drives is so that the data can be stored as securely as possible, so if the drive is password protected then no one can access your personal or confidential data.
There are many different kinds of encrypting software that you can use to encrypt your device (Symantec, McAfee, WD security if you have a WD drive and SecretZone if you have a Maxtor external drive etc). There are also ones that come as standard with the Operating system that you are using (FileVault encryption for MAC, Bitlocker encryption for Windows 7 pro/windows 10).
However, if you somehow forget your encryption password or if you try and encrypt but the hard drive crashes half way through encrypting then there's no way of accessing that data again, if you have another backup of it then you would have to re-format the hard drive and re-copy the data to it.
It's always essential for any IT business to have some sort of encryption, even if it is a business server that is password protected.
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