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Aug 29, 2018

What concerns you more, a drive failing or the contents of that drive getting out? If someone broke into your house, are the physical items and files they could steal more valuable and sensitive than what's on your computer? If someone got a hold of your backups, is what they'd find there relationship or career ending?

These are the questions you need to ask yourself before deciding on whether or not to encrypt your backups. Fail safe vs. fail secure.

I used to just assume you should encrypt, especially in today's climate, and especially after talking to information security people.

But, after talking to backup and information technology people, I discovered there's a lot more to it than I imagined. And, I think you will too.