@Proton2: Don't get me wrong, BitLocker (or other encryption) would be better than nothing. But even then that would seem to be a case of the voting machine fallacy:

And that's *another* crypto conference I've been kicked out of.  C'mon, it's a great analogy!

 Even in cases where they don't have the infrastructure saving it on laptops and other portable devices is asking for trouble. If needs must a desktop firmly locked to a secure fixing would be better...