Encrypt a hard disk volume using TrueCrypt (How-To)

In my forensic work, I quite often have to send/receive forensic disk images to/from clients via FedEx or UPS. Since it is never a good idea to send digital data unencrypted via a common carrier, I encrypt hard disk volumes that contain forensic images using TrueCrypt.

To introduce you to TrueCrypt and walk you through the process of encrypting a hard disk volume, I wrote up a detailed ‘How-To‘  titled “Encrypt a Hard Disk Volume Using TrueCrypt.” I think you will agree, TrueCrypt is an amazing open-source project.  I suggest you also consider encrypting hard disk volumes that contain your backups or any other sensitive data.


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