Encryption toolkit for media makers

No matter who we are, each of us has information to keep secure and private. For media makers working in film, journalism, and the arts, data protection is essential. Audio, video, image, and text files make up the bulk of their work, and thus, their livelihoods. The stakes to keep these files from falling into the wrong hands are extremely high.

The pieces in this series cover step-by-step workflows for encrypting external storage devices and file containers to store your sensitive data.

How should I use this series?

If you are new to encryption, we highly recommend starting with our introduction piece first, then move on to your tool guide of choice.

When you're ready to jump into the workflow, select the tool guide that works for your environment. We have resources for Disk Utility (macOS), VeraCrypt (cross-platform, macOS, Windows, Linux), and Bitlocker To Go (Windows).

For media makers working in film, journalism, and the arts, data protection is essential. Learn how you can use encryption to build up your defenses, and protect your work.

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DiskUtility, available exclusively on macOS machines, is optimized to create encrypted spaces on both your computer and external storage devices.

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VeraCrypt, an open source tool available on all major operating systems, is well-suited to meet the data encryption needs of virtually any media team.

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BitLocker is Microsoft’s file encryption solution for Windows. In addition to offering full disk encryption, it also features BitLocker To Go, which lets you encrypt external storage drives.

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As always, if you have questions about the tools and recommendations we make in this series, or want to set up a training on this topic, contact our digital security training team.