Use an encrypted USB drive to secure sensitive files

As over 20,000 USB memory sticks are lost each year in the U.S. alone, it’s a wise idea to protect any data you might keep on one with encryption. There are two ways you can do this. You can buy encrypted USB drives that use hardware to protect whatever you store on them, or you can use software to encrypt any USB drive you already have. Buying hardware encrypted USB drives can be more expensive than software, but it is more reliable and secure.