Service Canada Needs Full Disk Encryption Services.

I don’t find this story reported anywhere else, so I’m debating whether it’s apocryphal; but if true, wow—those Canadians are becoming less friendly each passing year.  According to, a civil servant said that “Service Canada did not want to invest to protect Canadian’s data” after losing a USB flash drive with information on 1500 […] read more

Colchester University Hospital Regretting Lack of Hard Drive Encryption.

The loss of a laptop computer by a hospital is rocking the UK again.  This time, the information of 21,000 patients was lost when the laptop computer holding the data was stolen from the car of a Colchester hospital manager.  The information included names, dates of birth, zip codes, and medical information.  The hospital acknowledged […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Is More Than The Illusion Of Security.

I was reading a brief blurb today at about cell phones and other items being stolen from various phone kiosks.  What arrested my mind is the following: “…cash had been stolen from the cash register, which had been forced open with a nail clipper in the key lock” [my emphasis].  I guess this is […] read more

Data Security Solutions Like Full Disk Encryption Allows Change In Grammar?.

Or at least, that’s the message I’m taking from an entry at  Ebara Technologies had recently filed a letter with the New Hampshire AG’s office, alerting them that one of their vendors had suffered a security breach.  A further follow up with by Pogo had a spokesperson confirm that the vendor was Colt Express, […] read more

Systemic Failure To Blame In HMRC Data Breach: Why Hard Drive Encryption Wouldn’t Have Worked.

Auditors have today released their reports on the HMRC data fiasco from last year.  At the time, a junior employee was blamed for the loss of sensitive data affecting 25 million UK citizens.  The audit reports place the blame squarely on…nobody.  There are many covering this news, but the UK ZDNet seems to sum things up […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Allows One To Shift View On The Meaning Of Security.

The New Hampshire Technical Institute has filed a letter with the New Hampshire AG due to a potential data breach.  According to the NHTI, a flash drive with information on students was lost on or around April 23.  There is no mention whether full disk encryption was used on the drive; based on their subsequent actions, though, […] read more

Disk Encryption Featured On Lost Disk: UK Hullabaloo Over Non-Issue Regarding Paisley Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre.

TNT.  It is explosive stuff.  It’s also the name of the courier that has lost a CD with information on approximately one million UK citizens.  If I’m not wrong, they were associated with several breaches in the past year as well.  For a courier company, they sure appear in the news a lot over losing […] read more

CNet And Other Companies Affected By Computer Theft. Assuming Full Disk Encryption Not Used.

Lawyers for CNet have filed a letter with the Maryland AG office.  According to the letter, a third party vendor, Colt Express Outsourcing Services, was victim to a break?in over Memorial Day weekend.  Computer equipment got stolen, although it’s not detailed how many or what type of equipment.  While the use of full disk encryption […] read more

Full Disk Encryption And Internal Security Breaches (Update To May State Street Incident).

The site has a link to a letter of notification to the Maryland Attorney General from Exeter Trust Company.  According to the letter, State Street—who announced in late May that it had lost “computer equipment”—was a subcustodian to Exeter, and the trust is now revealing details on what happened.  It makes me wonder if […] read more

Hard Drive Encryption Missing From Seven Stolen UK Hospital Laptops. A Defiant Act?.

The Telegraph is reporting that two breaches involving NHS data have occurred in the UK.  Based on the details provided by the article, it looks like one was a case of egregious behavior (labeled as “defiant” by the writer), and the other less egregious—but just as non-compliant as the first one.  These wouldn’t have been […] read more