What would happen if you let data fall into the wrong hands? It's certainly not a pleasant thought, but by following these data encryption best practices, you can go a long way toward minimizing the damage caused by potential unencrypted data loss. In this tip series, learn how you can encrypt data in Windows Vista, how to use Encrypting File System (EFS) and how to use security tools for data encryption in Windows.
New encryption options in Windows Vista
Data encryption has a new look in Windows Vista. Read what Mark Minasi has to say about Vista encryption in this excerpt from his book, Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises.
SecureZip improves encryption for file-based applications
Can SecureZip help to better secure Microsoft Outlook on your system with its file encryption features? Windows expert Serdar Yegulalp tells you what he thinks of SecureZip.
How can I manage file encryption on a Windows network?
With proper file permissions and account settings, you can better manage file encryption on Windows networks.
Prevent data loss with Encrypting File System (EFS)
Lost encryption keys can mean permanent data loss. So back up those recovery keys. Windows expert Brien Posey tells you how.
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 encryption for Remote Desktop
Learn best practices for encryption of Remote Desktop in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 with this advice from Windows security threats expert Kevin Beaver.
This was first published in June 2008