Good practice or unnecessary paranoia?
- Are you talking about the .iso or the VM itself?
- Are you asking if it’s worthwhile to encrypt or do you want a specific breakdown on technical reasons why you would not want to do this?
If you meant the .iso or the VM, it’s probably a waste of time either way. If your Host OS is encrypted, it’s only encrypted when it’s powered off. Your encryption doesn’t do anything when the device is on, or, in a decrypted state; so, you can, but it’s unnecessary.
Encrypting the .iso would just be security by obscurity. E.g., not very useful to you except if you have a shared computer. In that case, sure, but why not just hide them or lock them in a password-protected container/folder?
Thanks for the answer.
Well, I’m in a Mac, so locking and encrypting is sort of the same. I was just thinking of locking the ISOs/VMs away while not in use.