Data Breach Cost: NASA Scientists Pondering Lawsuit Over Data Breach.

According to The New York Times, a group of current and former scientists working, or that worked, with NASA are mulling over a lawsuit against the space agency.  One would imagine that the suit stems from the fact that a NASA laptop computer, which was not protected with laptop encryption software like AlertBoot, was stolen […] read more

Netherland Encryption: Government Looking To Pass Law That Forces Revelation Of Passwords.

The Dutch government is said to be interested in a law that would force people to hand over computer passwords.  Interest was raised when encryption software proved to be an obstacle in an investigation.  It sounds like it will be similar to the UK’s RIPA, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which allows the incarceration of […] read more

Cost Of A Data Breach: Director Of SC Department Of Revenue Resigns, Breach Costs Over $14M.

Earlier in the month, the state of South Carolina announced a massive data breach that involved over 3 million taxpayers.  As I envisioned at that time, the actual number reported in the media is fluctuating ever so gently…upwards.  I figured I’d sit on the sidelines and see how it would play out, although it was […] read more

Old Encryption Is Still Worth Its Mettle: WWII Pigeon Code Goes Unbroken.

Old encryption usually can’t hold a candle to modern, strong encryption like the AES-256 algorithm used in AlertBoot Mobile Security suite.  However, sometimes they can be more than effective.  For example, GCHQ has announced that the encrypted World War II message found with the remains of a dead pigeon — found about a month ago […] read more

Anonymised Data In Europe: UK ICO And German ICPP Agree Impossible To Provide 100% Protection.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Germany’s Independent Centre for Privacy Protection (more specifically, of the Schleswig-Holstein region) have agreed that anonymized (or, as American’s generally spell it, “anonymized”) personal data need guarantee full privacy.  In a sense, this makes sense when you consider that the use of encryption software like AlertBoot is seen […] read more

Bring Your Device In Government: NTSB Also Ditching BlackBerry For iPhone.

Smartphones (as long as they have proper security and work) are big with the government.  And when they don’t?  They get replaced: according to sources (link below), the National Transportation Security Board (NTSB) has published a “Notice of Intent to Sole Source iPhone Devices,” noting that Apple’s latest smartphone incarnation will “replace NTSB’s existing blackberry […] read more