Data Security: Passwords Are Pretty Important When Securing Mission Critical Systems.

The title says it all.  I just wanted to toss it out there because, apparently, there are people in charge of critical systems that are not aware of this fundamental fact.  Such as…whoever is in charge of a sewer system in South Houston (That’s the name of a city and not the southern part of […] read more

Data Security: ADP Australia Accidentally Exposes Email Addresses On The Internet.

According to, ADP Australia made email addresses accessible on the internet.  Depending on how you view it, you could claim that data encryption should have been used to protect the information. Marketing List from 2007 ADP is the biggest payroll processing company in the US.  In fact, it’s so big that it releases its […] read more

Storage Tape Encryption: ValueOptions Notifies State Authorities Of Data Breach.

According to, ValueOptions, Inc. filed a breach notification letter with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office (and the New York State Consumer Protection Office).  The letter describes how a shipment of backup tapes was lost while being transferred via UPS.  The tapes were not protected with data encryption software like AlertBoot. How Many Affected, […] read more