Use of External Drives

We’ve all had those absent-minded moments where we’ve forgotten something vital, right? Locking your keys inside your home is easily done, but at least it only affects you. Imagine then, if you’d misplaced or lost something a bit more, well, disruptive. For example, leaving an external drive with customer data on it on public transport could cause quite a problem.

Why do people continue to use external drives anyway? These days, there are other options such as cloud storage. But which is safer? We need to take a deeper look at why external drives are still in use and how we can keep these important little devices as safe and secure as possible. This course will help with that.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Compare the benefits of external-drive usage vs cloud storage
• Demonstrate practical tips for keeping your external drive secure
• Identify situations in which using an external drive could go wrong, so they can be avoided

Why take this course?

You don’t have to be a spy to know the value of looking after an external drive properly. If you use an external drive for work or for leisure, then it’s likely that whatever is on it will be something you can’t afford to lose. Taking this course will put data security in the forefront of your mind and help to mitigate against a potentially devastating situation.

10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks