Encrypting all sensitive data on local drives is necessary to both provide a level of data security and to meet certain legislative requirements.
Necessary, but hardly sufficient. Because authorized users are entrusted with a “key” to unlock or decrypt the data, their ability to maintain the secrecy and integrity of that key is paramount for security.
Unfortunately, because users tend to make unreliable security guards (e.g., often writing down their passwords), a more comprehensive set of actions is needed.
Specifically, complete elimination of the data is the only certain method to avoid its compromise. That’s why some solutions on the market are designed to provide both data encryption and data destruction.
Once installed, they can both intelligently encrypt data in any location on any local drive and totally eliminate data when needed as well as taking additional security actions such as disabling the PC.