Protecting and Encrypting Devices

Credits Indira Cornelio, Alma Uguarte Perez, Daniel O'Clunaigh, Ali Ravi, Samir Nassar, Carol Waters Last Updated 2017-12

This module explores the relationship between physical and digital security, as it relates to the protection of both our devices and the data that they contain. The difference between the degree with which people tend to value their devices, versus the amount of time they spend on maintenance and care, is often quite wide - and many practices related to device safety are as related to physical security as they are to digital security.

Learning Goals for Participants

  • Highlighting to participants both the physical and the digital aspects of device and data protection.
  • Reinforcing the importance of regularly backing up data to participants along with basic practices for doing so.
  • Introducing fundamental concepts of encryption, as well as different types of encryption available to users.



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