In light of what happened to me recently, I am rethinking my personal data encryption techniques. The IT professional in me wants to deploy the industrial grade security I have deployed at the companies I consult for, but in reality a personal workstation needs to be treated differently.

A simple user password is not enough protection. Now, the tin foil world is out to get me attitude I am subscribing to wants PGP WDE (Whole Disk Encryption), but good security doesn’t come without consequences. So, I think we should open a discussion of your personal data protection schemes and how you balance performance with security.

Protected partitions? Bit Locker? Secured Directories? The Cloud? Sound off on what you do to protect your data?

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