Data Encryption Software Leads To Jail Time For UK Schizophrenic.

A UK man has been sentenced to nine months in jail for not revealing the password to his encrypted data.  This was authorized under Part III of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), which makes it an offense not to reveal passphrases to information protected with encryption software like AlertBoot. While such a move […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Whole Of Belize Has Data Breach.

A laptop computer issued to an employee working for the government of Belize was stolen during a car break-in.  It is not know whether laptop encryption was used to protect the contents of the laptop. Entire Population of Belize Affected The laptop computer in question was issued to an employee in the Vital Statistics Unit.  […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software Not Installed On Stolen Eisai Laptop.

What is up with medical organizations these days?  Eisai Inc. has alerted the Attorney General of New Hampshire that a stolen laptop contained the information of the company’s employees.  The laptop itself is password-protected, but data encryption software like AlertBoot endpoint security was not used to protect the contents. Laptop Stolen from Employee’s Car The […] read more

Full Disk Encryption: AZ Attorney General Also Investigating Health Net.

Health Net’s loss of a hard drive that was not protected with drive encryption is really beginning to pay dividends.  The wrong kind of dividends.  Arizona’s Attorney General has now announced that he will investigate whether Health Net has broken any state laws due to the breach. Second Attorney General Investigating Company Attorney General Goddard […] read more

iPhone Worm Password Cracked By Data Security Company.

You’ve probably heard the news by now that there is an iPhone worm making its way out of Australia.  Initially, it started out as a prank.  However, many security professionals pointed out that this code can be modified to do some real harm. Now, those fears have come true, with a second iPhone worm out […] read more

Data Security: 41% Of Employees Steal Corporate Data.

A survey carried out in the US and UK has found that 41% of employees have willingly taken corporate information.  When one has a data breach due to accidental loss or theft, data protection solutions like full disk encryption can mitigate the ensuing developments.  However, what can one do when the threat comes from the […] read more

Data Security: House Of Reps. Passing P2P Bill? Secure Federal File Sharing Act.

A bill was introduced this week by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee.  The bill, the Secure Federal File Sharing Act, is aimed at restricting the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) software by government employees and contractors. (If they could only do something similar for hard drive encryption software […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: City Of Alberta Loses One Laptop A Month.

The head privacy honcho for the city of Alberta, Canada recently found the city lost 48 laptops over the past four years.  Hard drive encryption was not used to protect the contents.  More glaringly, there were no efforts to find out what type of information was stored on the missing computers: of the 48 cases, […] read more

Data Encryption Not Used On Stolen Scottish Ambulance Service Laptop.

When it comes to data security, one of the best ways of receiving catcalls is by having “robust security measures” in place and not using them.  Like signing up for laptop encryption software from AlertBoot and not using it, which I’ve seen happen before. Scottish Ambulance Service Laptop Stolen According to, Scottish Ambulance Service […] read more