USB Flash drives are a cheap way of storing files but due to their size, they can be misplaced pretty easily.
Although replacing them may not be a big deal for your wallet, your files falling into the wrong hands can be disastrous. To ensure your data is kept safe, it is best to encrypt your USB Flash drives.
You can buy USB Flash drives that have encryption built in, but a more inexpensive alternative is to download an encryption program to secure your personal files.
There are a few options out there:
Each of these options will allow you to download software. Follow the instructions to encrypt the files you do want anyone else to see.
Keeping your files secure on your USB Flash drive will give you piece of mind the next time you lose one.