Video: How Do You Encrypt Your Paperless Documents?

Video: How Do You Encrypt Your Paperless Documents?

LocksOne thing people worry about when going paperless is having sensitive information on their computer.

One solution to this is encryption. This video goes through some of the options for encrypting paperless documents.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

This video on encrypting your sensitive documents is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

(Photo by vestman)

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Anil - November 4, 2012 Reply

Hi Brooks,

Good video. I guess you are assuming that all the files are PDF type when you mention PDF XChange Viewer for encrypting files, correct? One may have other file types that are sensitive enough to be encrypted. I use PGP Desktop (not available anymore – Symantec bought them) to encrypt all types of files. Any comments on using PGP Desktop? Using Truecrypt to create an encrypted HD image has some issues, like if I want to run an unattended backup where my computer wakes up and then it runs a backup or sync with, say, my NAS – I think it would not work.

Warning – don’t Honan’d! - August 8, 2012 Reply

[…] his files on his Mac if he ever loses it. He also suggests encrypting your sensitive files (watch his video on how to do this). One thing I like about Brooks’ videos, as I’ve said before, is that the explanation […]

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