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