Store sensitive documents in encrypted containers

Encrypted containers refer to virtual vaults that protect your data with strong encryption algorithms. Here are a handful of steps to consider when using encrypted containers:

  • Choose a reliable encryption tool: Popular choices include VeraCrypt, Bitlocker, FileVault and LUKS, among others.
  • Create strong passwords and passphrases: Avoid easily guessed passwords and consider using a password manager to generate and store complex credentials.
  • Backup encryption keys: Passwords can easily be lost or forgotten — ensure that you have a backup in place or recovery methods laid out.