FileVault for Mac

FileVault for Mac is a built-in disk encryption tool that provides an extra layer of data protection on Apple computers. Thanks to encryption, all files stored on the hard drive are encrypted, so they can only be read by people with appropriate permissions. This is especially useful for users who store sensitive information such as personal data, financial documents or private photos.

Top 3 Benefits of FileVault on Mac:

High level of security: ensures that all data is encrypted using advanced encryption algorithms. Even if someone physically gets into your computer, they will not be able to read the contents of the disk without the appropriate password.
macOS Integration: FileVault is fully integrated with the macOS operating system, which means its configuration and management is simple and intuitive. There is no need to install additional software or drivers, which increases the convenience of use.
Automatic data protection: When you enable FileVault, all new data written to disk is automatically encrypted. This eliminates the risk of forgetting to manually encrypt important files, which may lead to their accidental disclosure.

We teach how to use FileVault during training - as  Mac OS X Basics.

FileVault on Mac

Risks of use

Although the tool offers a high level of security, there are some risks associated with its use:

Lost Password: If you forget your user account password or recovery key, you will not be able to access your encrypted data. It is therefore a good idea to keep your recovery key in a safe place.
Performance degradation: Encrypting and decrypting data on the fly can slightly degrade your computer's performance, especially on older Mac models.
Compatibility Issues: In some cases, disk encryption may cause problems with certain applications or backup systems.

How to run FileVault on Mac - INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Open System Preferences: Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen and select "System Preferences."
  2. Select Security & Privacy: In the System Preferences window, click the "Security & Privacy" icon.
  3. Launch FileVault: Go to the "FileVault" tab and click the "Enable FileVault" button.
  4. Choose an unlock method: Choose whether to use your Apple ID account and password or generate a recovery key.
  5. Confirm and wait for encryption to complete: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the disk encryption process.

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