Drive Encryption Software: Alaska Hit With 77,000 Worker Data Breach.

Over 70,000 Alaskans have had their personal information “misplaced.”  People who are affected are former and current state employees who participated in the PERS and TRS system–Alaska’s retirement systems.  It wasn’t revealed how the breach occurred, but I’m assuming it was digital, and that data encryption was not used. PricewaterhouseCoopers Doesn’t Know Where Information Is […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Ontario Teachers Affected By Lost Laptop Computer.

Three laptop computers were stolen from the offices of the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan, resulting in the data breach of sensitive, personal information for 8,600 teachers.  Data encryption software such as AlertBoot was not used to protect the contents, although password protection was used (which is quite problematic). Smash And Grab The stolen laptops contained […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Methodist Hospital Loses Laptop From Premises.

The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas has alerted nearly 700 people that their medical information was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen.  Hard disk encryption was not used to secure the information, it appears, based on what I’m reading. SSNs and Medical Information Stored On Laptop According to reports, the computer was “attached to […] read more

Disk Encryption: Cost Of Breach Rises To $209 Per Customer Record.

Can disk encryption software ever deliver a positive ROI?  Yes, I’d argue, if you take the following release into consideration: The Ponemon Institute’s annual findings on the cost of customer data breaches. Data Breach Costs $209 Per Customer The survey by the Ponemon Institute is an annual one, and started five years ago: The initial […] read more