Sometimes it is handy to save files to a USB flash drive (aka "USB key", "thumbdrive," or "jumpdrive"). It can get tricky, however, when transferring files from a Columbia College computer encrypted with BitLocker or GuardianEdge.
Many people use public cloud storage, such as Dropbox, Google Docs, and Google Drive, for storing personal files. While these cloud-based products and services are useful, there are related privacy and security concerns. For users of the College computing environment, it is necessary to consider appropriate usage.