Hard Drive Encryption Not Featured (Again) On Missing SunGard Laptop.

Sungard Data Systems is embroiled in another potential data security breach.  The company has contacted the Maryland Attorney General, via its lawyers, to alert them that a laptop computer was lost and remains unrecovered, despite their attempts to do so.  The letter points out that encryption solutions like hard drive encryption was not installed on […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Is Already There When The Alarm Rings.

TD Canada Trust is letting customers know that they should be on the lookout for suspicious activity regarding their accounts.  Based on what type of information may have been breached, the “accounts” in this case refer to any held with TD as well as other financial institutions.  Although not specifically stated, it sounds like data […] read more

Disk Encryption A Great Ingredient For Anheuser-Busch Employees.

Laptop computers containing sensitive information on current and former Anheuser?Busch employees have been stolen from the beer maker’s premises.  The beer company has certainly been making a splash in the news: first, they get bought out by InBev, a Belgian conglomerate, releasing a tsunami of waffle?related jokes; now, this.  It is not known how many […] read more

File Encryption Could Have Helped Grady Memorial Hospital To Protect Voice Files.

The FBI is investigating the theft of medical records belonging to Grady Memorial Hospital.  At first, in a sure sign that the heat is getting to me, I thought that a data security solution like AlertBoot couldn’t have helped.  But once you start getting into the story, it’s quite obvious that file encryption would have […] read more

Laptop Hard Drive Encryption Has Similarities With Broken Barn Doors.

The similarity lies in the fact that most people think of implementing fixes after disaster strikes.  I bring this up because the Hillsborough Community College has warned 2000 employees that they should monitor their bank accounts, a laptop having been stolen this past Sunday.  Did the stolen computer have laptop encryption?  Nope.  Were they not […] read more

Data Security An Issue At Sealaska Corp.

While the details are sparse, due to the number of people affected, I get the feeling that Sealaska Corporation may have lost a computer or some other digital device that could have benefited from the use of encryption software like AlertBoot.  Why am I postulating this?  And if my hypothesis is correct, could data protection […] read more

File Encryption Not On Back Up Tape, 15 Years Worth Of Personal Information Compromised.

When it’s time to protect the content in a computer, file encryption is a great way of approaching the issue.  While I tend to recommend full disk encryption, there are times when this is no good.  For example, back?up tapes don’t mesh with disk encryption.  This means that individual files going on that tape must […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Missing In Stolen Colt Laptop Hits Home: Netegrity.

“Sd@sd!#dfs@wefe%@@##!” is what the dark lord would have said, if he weren’t so civilized.  No, instead his first words were “are you kidding me?”  The dark lord I refer to in this case is my boss.  He can tell you a thing or two about why data encryption is so important.  Especially now, since he is […] read more

Hard Drive Encryption Could Have Eased Cleveland Clinic’s Travails.

The Cleveland Clinic is looking into the disappearance of a laptop computer.  The clinic has not confirmed what type of information was stored on the machine; however, all affected patients have been notified and offered resources for identity theft protection.  Quite obviously, a laptop encryption solution like AlertBoot was not used to secure the contents […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Could Have Protected Veterans Home Server.

Burglars broke into a Minneapolis Veterans Home about a week ago, making off with a number of items, including keyboards (think Guns ‘N Roses, not Bill Gates), a tool kit, a guitar, a Nintentdo Wii (the bastards!), and a laptop computer.  Luckily, there was no sensitive information on the laptop, so full disk encryption like […] read more