he other day my Dad mentioned that “any true geek always carries a USB drive with him”. I proved my geek-hood by producing the 2G titanium thumb drive from around my neck. I then did him one further by telling him that the drive was encrypted with AES 256 bit encryption. I don’t know whether or not he was impressed, but I sure proved that I am a true geek. It was this experience that prompted me to share my instructions on how to securely encrypt any removable drive.