Update (Dec 4, 2008): According to the site www.pogowasright.org, C-W Agencies was able to recover the stolen tape and forensic experts are examining it to see whether their data was accessed or not. According to the Vancouver Sun, C-W Agencies in Canada is claiming to be a victim of a data breach. The alleged perpetrator is […] read more
The US Department of Defense is banning USB memory stick as well as all other forms of removable media storage devices. (Makes me wonder why they didn’t react this quickly when they decided data encryption software was necessary to safeguard the information on their computers.) In the face of this ban, it seems like a […] read more
The Irish police, the gardai, are investigating the break-in and burglary of a Labour member. The office of Jack Wall TD, a member of the lower Parliament of Ireland, was found ransacked on Monday. The thieves made off with two laptop computers, one of them with sensitive information; a scanner; and some money that was […] read more
SBUX Baristas Experience Second Data Breach In As Many Years, Laptop Encryption Software Unavailable?.
Several blogs have reported that Starbucks employees are receiving letters asking them to watch out for funny business. According to the letter, a laptop computer with personal information (including name, address and SSN) on 97,000 employees was stolen. The coffee company last had a major breach approximately two years ago. It seems likely that laptop […] read more
Approximately 2000 teachers, assistants, and support staff in Manchester, England are irate over the theft of two laptop computers from a secure area. The computer had names, dates of birth, and national insurance numbers. While the theft was discovered three weeks ago, the affected education workers have been notified only recently. As the warning letter […] read more
How To Fully Delete All Personal Data And Other Files On Your Laptop Computer. Hard Drive Encryption Can Help As Well.
To securely dispose of your electronic data, overwrite it…don’t “delete” it Encryption can do the same job with the added benefit of protecting data if your device gets stolen So you’re selling your computer. Or it’s so old that you have to toss it away. But you’ve also read how discarded computers can lead to […] read more
Looking For Disk Encryption Software For Computers At Home? You May Want A Managed Encryption Service.
The importance of data security is not relegated to the office alone. Plenty of people feel more comfortable knowing that the information on their home computers, be they a laptop computer or a desktop, is protected with data encryption software. However, there are hazards in the use of encryption if you’re not careful. If you […] read more
The Difference Between Disk Encryption, File Encryption, And Password Protection: A Very Short Primer On Encryption And Related Data Security Products.
And I do mean short. I’ve met a lot of people who didn’t quite understand the difference between hard drive encryption software and file encryption software, or that were assuming one is the other. It seems to me that such confusion can only lead disappointment with encryption products, so here’s a really, really basic primer […] read more
Tulsa police are looking for the thief that forced his way into a home and stole a laptop computer…and a dog. A Maltese, more specifically. If you’re familiar with that particular breed, you know the little fella wasn’t there to protect the computer. Speaking of which, it contained plenty of private information: names, addresses, phone […] read more
Leicester Loses USB Memory Stick With Sensitive Information On 80 Babies, Did Not Use File Encryption.
Council bosses at Leicester City have announced the loss, or possibly the theft, of a computer memory stick that held sensitive information of 80 babies and their families. The personal information included names, addresses, dates of birth, and telephone numbers. The USB memory stick was last seen in a nursery that was run by the […] read more