Encrypt Your Hard Disk: Especially If It’s Portable

The National Archives and Records Administration can’t find a hard disk.
This wouldn’t be a problem, if the hard disks were empty or contained cooking recipes. But unfortunately the hard disks contain personal information on thousands of people, reports Wired Magazine.
Wired reports, The data, which included more than 100,000 Social Security numbers, was stored on a computer hard drive that the NARA discovered missing last April from a data processing room in Maryland. It’s unknown if the drive was lost or stolen.
Beyond better physically securing your hard disk, to ensure it’s not stolen in the first place. Encrypt your entire hard disk, so that even if your hard disk is lost or stolen, the data is relatively useless to the person who has your hard disk.