Data Encryption: Tallaght Hospital In Dublin Says It Doesn’t Have A Data Breach.

Ireland’s busiest hospital has gone into defensive mode after it was accused of having a data security breach.  According to a statement, Tallaght Hospital has notified the Data Protection Commissioner’s office because of the allegations.  I find this story very interesting.  It shows that data security is not necessarily about the proper security tools you […] read more

Computer Encryption With Multiple Logins For Proper Access Control In A Medical Setting.

Can AlertBoot provide individual login credentials to a shared computer resource?  Yes HIPAA / HITECH violation if passwords are shared Plug: Free webinar for encryption users and channel partners on HIPAA / HITECH compliance I was in a meeting with potential clients when they asked if AlertBoot data encryption software would allow multiple logins on […] read more

Data Encryption Software: UNLV Announces 2008 Data Breach In 2011.

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) has announced the potential data breach of 2,000 current and former students’ information.  The information was compromised, if it was compromised, in 2008.  Would full disk encryption like AlertBoot have helped in this situation?  Possibly. 2008 Breach Found in 2011 According to several reports, UNLV has announced […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Estee Lauder Alerts NH Attorney General Of Laptop Theft.

Databreaches.net reports that cosmetics powerhouse Estee Lauder has alerted the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office about a data breach.  The loss of a laptop compromised employee information, including SSNs.  It has not been revealed where the laptop was stolen or whether it was protected with laptop encryption software. Minimal Details Dissent at databreaches.net notes that […] read more

Errata: Wrong Dates For AlertBoot/eGestalt Webinars.

It has come to my attention that I announced the wrong dates on this blog for the following webinars, hosted by AlertBoot and eGestalt: “HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Data Privacy and Security Best Practices for Medical Practitioners and Small Businesses” will take place on July 29th (not July 29th) and August 9th. (Click here to register).  If […] read more

Learn Easy Ways to Help Your Clients Meet the New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Rules!.

AlertBoot and eGestalt have partnered up and are offering a couple of free webinars exploring HITECH and HIPAA issues in the digital era. “HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Demystified – How to navigate the various requirements with implementation guidelines and best practices” focuses on data privacy and security best practices for medical providers and small businesses. The webinar […] read more

HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Data Privacy and Security Best Practices for Medical Practitioners and Small Businesses.

AlertBoot and eGestalt have partnered up and are offering a couple of free webinars exploring HITECH and HIPAA issues in the digital era. Among the topics covered are the Data Privacy and Security related best practices and what can medical providers and small businesses do to deal with HIPAA/HITECH regulation requirements, how to develop the […] read more

Credit Card Encryption Decoded In StudentCity.com Hack.

According to databreaches.net, StudentCity.com — a student travel company that specializes in spring break vacation for US college students, according to their site — notified the NH Attorney General’s Office over a data breach.  What attracted my attention is that they’re claiming that credit card information that was protected with encryption was broken in some […] read more