I'd like to encrypt a folder of many spatial datasets (rasters and shapes) because my office computer is shared with others. I've never used this kind of security but I think I should preserve my data from other guys.
So, my questions are:
If I encrypt a folder with password access, e.g. using VeraCrypt (suggestions?), how will GIS programs (QGIS, SAGA and R) handle internally opening files, geoprocessing and so on? Is this possible? Do I have to change permissions in the folder? What should I do to allow GIS programs to use that data and, on the other hand, keep safe from other people?
Is it possible to put that folder in cloud, to automatically upload the data and synchronize with another computer/backup?