Users have every right to be concerned about the safety and security of their data. When you create data on a computer, it’s reasonable to want exclusive control over it.
There are many ways to protect your documents. At the filesystem level, you can encrypt your hard drive or just a file. A good office suite affords you many more options, though, and I’ve gathered five of the methods I use to secure my documents with open source software.
- Keeping documents in secure cloud storage services
- Enabling encryption at rest, in transit, and end-to-end
- Using digital signatures
- Protecting documents with passwords