Canada Data Breaches: 3,000+ Cases Over 10 Years, Affects 725K.

Organizations around the world, both in the private and public sectors, are leveraging the use of technology to their advantage.  Take BYOD as an example: “bring your own device” initiatives are meant to reduce costs while increasing job satisfaction and worker efficiency.  There is a darker side to BYOD, however: losing sensitive and private data, […] read more

Personal Data Breach: Consumer Churn Rate Directly Tied To Infosec Events Is Significant.

A global study has revealed that personal data breaches lead to sizable numbers of customers to turn their back on companies.  This might not be news, but perhaps the figures are: 23% of the respondents affirmatively answered that they have stopped doing business companies that failed to properly safeguard their data.  All the more reason […] read more

HHS Laptop Encryption: Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services Announces Data Breach.

Dissent at phiprivacy.net brings us news that the Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services, located in the city of Yuma, has announced the theft of an employee’s laptop computer with personal patient information.  Although it’s not spelt out, it appears pretty evident that laptop disk encryption for protecting PHI like AlertBoot was not used. When it […] read more

Financial Data BYOD: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Loses Info On 50K.

According to Canadian media, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has lost a “portable device” that contained information on over 50,000 people.  The IIROC has not been very responsive regarding the details, including whether the device was protected with a mobile data management software like AlertBoot.  However, we know this much: they’re “very […] read more

Hospital BYOD: 89% Of Healthcare Workers Use Personal Smartphones for Work.

BYOD and the medical sector are a match made in heaven…and in hell.  Consider the possibilities: the elimination (or more realistically, the minimization) of paperwork; the real-time synchronization of patient data; the savings in time, money, and complexity.  No wonder 89% of healthcare workers reported using their personal devices at work in a Cisco survey. […] read more