Disk Encryption Software Is Trumped By Private Couriers? Is That What I’m Supposed To Conclude?.

I ran across a weird requirement by the CDPH, the California Department of Public Health, today.  According to an article, the CDPH “requires the state to use a private courier instead of the U.S. Postal Service for” transporting sensitive material.  I don’t understand.  If they want to protect sensitive material, wouldn’t it be better to […] read more

Data Encryption: Bottled Civil War Message Used Vigenere Cipher (Updated).

Today, a little detour from modern disk encryption stories to take a look at a centuries-old message.  If you’re into cryptography, the American Civil War, or both, you might have heard that a US Civil War message was recently cracked.  The message was coded using a Vigenere cipher which has been around since at least […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Not Utilized In Mankato Clinic Laptop.

The theft of a laptop computer owned by Mankato Clinic — in Mankato, Minnesota — has prompted the health facility to install laptop encryption software on all mobile computers.  The use of encryption like AlertBoot endpoint security software continues to be a “fix ’em barns after the horses have bolted” strategy chosen by many. Nurse […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: 10 Laptops Missing From Dallas Black And Whites.

A headline at dallasnews.com had me doing a double-take: “Computer equipment stolen from Dallas Police squad cars.”  I’ve heard of the odd theft from a patrol car here and there, but ten of them?  It turns out, these cars were decommissioned.  However, that raises more questions than answers.  Such as, would it have been justifiable […] read more

Drive Encryption Software Not Used On Missing Cook County Desktop Computer.

Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) has announced that a desktop computer was stolen from a secure area.  A couple of files in the computer contained sensitive information.  Perhaps undue faith was placed on the computer acting as a security medium, since it was not a portable computer according to its technical specifications.  As […] read more