CompTIA Security+ Question K-55

Which of the following is an advantage of implementing individual file encryption on a hard drive which already deploys full disk encryption?

A. Reduces processing overhead required to access the encrypted files
B. Double encryption causes the individually encrypted files to partially lose their properties
C. Individually encrypted files will remain encrypted when copied to external media
D. File level access control only apply to individually encrypted files in a fully encrypted drive

Answer: C

With full disk encryption a file is encrypted as long as it remains on the disk. This is because the data on the disk is decrypted when the user logs on, thus the data is in a decrypted form when it is copied to another disk. Individually encrypted files on the other hand remain encrypted.