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Can I plug my Coast Guard external hard drive into my personal computer?

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External encrypted hard drives are authorized to be connected to personal computers provided all files are edited and managed from the external hard drive. No files shall be transferred to a personal computer and transferred back to the hard drive. Computer security best practices must be followed. Anti-virus software, operating system (O/S) security patches, firmware, and firewalls must be installed, up-to-date, and operational.