Whether you work with sensitive information at work or you just like to safeguard your own privacy, encryption is a good way to protect your data from all but the most determined attackers. And luckily, encryption software needn't be complicated or expensive. In this TR Dojo video, I show you a free, open-source product called TrueCrypt that allows you to encrypt files on the fly.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.