Data Security: California Department of Public Health Has Second Breach.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced a second major breach.  Approximately 9,000 employees had their information downloaded to a personal hard drive, an unauthorized move by an employee.  The use of disk encryption software in this case is a moot point, kind of.  Had the employee subsequently lost the hard drive, it […] read more

Data Security: Allegations That Sony Fired Security Employees Prior To Breaches.

Some troubling allegations have surfaced in the Sony data breach saga.  According to a recent lawsuit filed in San Diego, Sony is accused of knowing that “it was at increased risk of attack.”  The evidence for such, per It has already experienced smaller breaches, which means that Sony knew it was a target (but […] read more

Hard Disk Encryption For Non Profits in the UK.

Two charities out of the UK have signed Undertakings with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT) and Wheelbase Motor Project.  In both cases, laptop encryption software like AlertBoot was not used to protect sensitive information, resulting in a data breach when their respective notebook computers were stolen.  Summaries of those […] read more

Data Encryption: Staples Business Depot (Canada) Terrible At Wiping Data. Why Are They Responsible?.

An audit report by Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart laments the fact that Staples Business Depot has failed to get a grip on its continuing data breaches.  This is one instance where the use of drive encryption software like AlertBoot doesn’t make sense (kind of). Not Really Staples’s Fault When a story involves a giant […] read more

Data Security: The Undiscussed Side Of Manning And WikiLeaks.

This blog generally does not delve into politics, since politics doesn’t have anything to do with data encryption software (well, with the possible exception of office politics).  Hence, when we did have any posts regarding Bradley Manning’s now infamous WikiLeaks submission, it was from the perspective of how the military could have avoided the situation, […] read more