Looking to encrypt removable storage on macOS, but can’t figure out how? Jack Wallen shows you the way to make this work.
In this day and age, encryption has become a necessary part of doing business for some. It might not be the most efficient way of working, but the added security gained by making use of encryption technologies more than makes up for having to take a few extra steps. Because sensitive information is not only the domain of business, this holds true for home users as well.
Depending on your platform, you might have to install third-party software to encrypt externally-attached drives, such as USB drives and memory cards. With macOS, however, you don’t. Everything you need to encrypt those drives is built right into the platform.
I want to walk you through the steps of encrypting an SD card using only the included software on a MacBook Pro, running macOS 10.15.5.
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What you’ll need
As you probably expect, you’ll need an Apple machine to make this work. You’ll also need an SD card and a card reader or a USB drive.