Secure Backup can be seen as the process of copying saved data to an external or internal storage. This will ensure that the information is available anytime that it is needed. You can add another layer of security to your backup by making use of encryption.
Encryption is the process of locking data with a password. This will ensure that anyone that hijack the data cannot make any sense of such data. It is the process of ensuring that sensitive data does not fall into wrong hands.
Encryption can also be seen as the process of converting the backup data to a format that is not recognizable. You all know how you will react when you see information written in Greek. You will have to drop it because you cannot make any sense of it. Even though that information is a key to a million dollar. You will ignore it because it is not making any sense.
In addition, even though making backups on external storage media is safe and reliable, the external media may still be stolen or be corrupted. This will make it highly difficult to restore such data.
There is the need for you to encrypt the data on a USB drive or other external storage device in order to protect such information. Doing that will make such data unusable for anyone that is not authorized to use such drive.
There is some encryption tool such as Truecrypt that can be used to backup data. In the next session, I want to show you in the next section of this article.
How to use Truecrypt…
Truecrypt as a tool uses various encryption techniques to perform its functions. It automatically encrypts the data without any user intervention. That means you do not need to do anything before the encryption is been done.
In order to encrypt using this method…
You have to Install the Truecrypt program. After you have done that, you will have to create a volume, which is the size you want to create.
The next thing is to select the backup file that you want to encrypt. After you have done that, you will select the Encryption Algorithm to be used for encrypting data. You will now click “Next” to encrypt the data.
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