Encrypted pendrives – warning!

 

A recent unfortunate case of a teacher forgetting her encrypted pendrive password has flagged up an important point.  If you have to reset your password then all data on the pendrive will be erased.  You have 10 chances to type in the password and will be given a warning when you have 5 chances remaining.

IT policy guidance states… 

  • USB memory sticks must only be used for short term access to files. As soon as you have finished with the data make sure you move it back to our central servers. This also ensures your data is backed up regularly

Take care, a few minutes extra work can save a lot of heartache. Make sure you set yourself a Password Hint also.