Disk Encryption Software: It’s A Slam Dunk (Or As Close As It Comes To It).

According to Google News, BP’s laptop loss has produced nearly 1,500 articles.  It has also prompted security professionals to comment on the case.  If you’ll recall, BP lost a laptop that did not make use of laptop encryption software, affecting 13,000 gulf coast residents awaiting compensation. Networkworld.com compares the breach to other breaches, and has […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Jihadist Doesn’t Trust Modern Encryption Because Kaffirs Know About It.

The other day I was remarking how encryption is powerful stuff, and pointed towards a problem that was pestering the FBI’s crypto guys for twenty years.  Yes, encryption like AlertBoot software can ensure that secrets remain exactly that, a secret. Then there are the non-believers such as Rajib Karim, better known in the UK as […] read more

Hard Disk Encryption: Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage) Breach Affects 514,330 People.

A computer used to check-in patients at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage was stolen from the open lobby area, resulting in a data breach affecting over 500,000 people.  The computer was not protected with drive encryption like AlertBoot, a calamitous decision. Based on what I’m reading here, it’s hard to believe that this […] read more

Data Encryption: The FBI Needs Your Help To Crack A Code (And Solve A Murder).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for help.  In 1999, two encrypted notes were found on a murdered man.  The FBI’s Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) and the American Cryptogram Association have worked on decoding the message to no avail, and are asking (wondering?) if the public can shed any light […] read more

Disk Encryption: Maryville Academy Residents/Clients Get Data Breach Notice.

Maryville Academy, a child abuse services agency in Des Plaines, Illinois, has sent out breach notification letters to former and current clients.  The disappearance of three backup hard disks prompted the notifications.  It’s a story that shows how physical security is less than ideal when it comes to digital records, and why organizations need to […] read more