Protecting data on your mobile device is an important consideration. Do you have private, confidential information saved on your laptop, USB flash drive, or smartphone? What if it were lost or stolen?
Of course you guard that shiny new notebook or smartphone with your life, but are you willing to take the risk of having your personal data fall into the hands of someone else? Many of these concerns can be mitigated through the use of encryption. In the case of laptops or USB flash drives, you have the choice of encrypting the entire hard drive, or you can simply encrypt a specific folder.
Either way, if you and your mobile device part ways, at least you can take comfort in knowing that your confidential data is secure and virtually inaccessible.