Laptop Encryption Software: St. Albans Admits Laptop Loss, Signs Undertaking.

St. Albans City and District Council has signed an Undertaking regarding the theft of four laptop computers.  While hard drive encryption software like AlertBoot was not present to protect the contents of those laptops, there were plenty of ways existing security policies could have prevented a data breach An Unfortunate Series of Events St. Albans […] read more

Disk Encryption: U Of South Carolina Beaufort Alerts Alumni Of Stolen Laptop.

The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) has alerted alumni that their personal information may have been compromised when a laptop computer was stolen.  The use of drive encryption software like AlertBoot was not mentioned. Laptop Stolen In Atlanta The laptop was stolen when a staff member for the Office of Housing and Residence Life […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Data Protection Increases Brand Or Marketplace Image?.

According to a new survey by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, 100% of C-level executives interviewed in the UK have reported attacks targeting corporate data.  Seventy-five percent of them experienced a breach.  It looks like more and more people in charge are beginning to feel that investments in data security products, such as hard disk […] read more

Data Security: Credit In The Dumps? Personal Info Can Still Be Misused.

In the course of searching and reading up on data security breach stories, and how data encryption software like AlertBoot can help prevent these, I come across comments such as, “Ha! My credit is shot anyway!  Let the hackers have my Social Security number; we’ll see how far they can go with THAT.” How far […] read more

UK Information Commissioner Can Fine Company £500,000.

The title is not a typo.  As of April 6, 2010, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK can fine organizations up to £500,000 for data breaches and other forms of non-compliance of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Fines From £5,000 to £500,000 ICO Looking To Make An Example? Monetary Penalty Guidance Fines Necessary One of […] read more

Hard Drive Encryption: Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Loses 8 Laptops.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office reports has reported a breach of personal details for 2,135 people by the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, the largest mutual life and pensions company in the United Kingdom.  Nothing that disk encryption software like AlertBoot could have prevented, had it been used. 8 Laptops Stolen, 2 Contained Sensitive Information […] read more