Don't let your thumb drive data go unprotected just cause you use Linux...

Most companies I have worked with require that all laptops have the harddrives encrypted.  With 16 GB Thumb drives dropping below $50 we should all probably be encryting them also right?  The loss of data on a thumb drive is no less costly to your company than any other drive.  So what can you do on Linux?  Well I came across this simple step by step proceedure to encrypt a thumb drive on Linux.  While I haven't verified the steps they all seem reasonable and correct.  As with anything you do with data please remember to backup any data you have on the drive before you attempt these steps.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.