UK FDE: ICO Releases 2013 Data Breach Stats.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has released a compendium  of numbers for data breaches from April 2013 to December 2013.  While laptop disk encryption and similar crypto technologies are the best way to prevent data breaches in the US (based on public records like HIPAA’s “Wall of Shame”), it looks like the […] read more

HIPAA PHI Encryption vs. Safes: Kmart Burglary Breaches Pharmacy Data.

One of the puzzling aspects of HIPAA Security Rules is that the use of HIPAA data encryption is not a requirement.  Rather, it’s classified as an “addressable” issue.  This means that PHI encryption is “optional” in the sense that you can opt to use something else that’s as good as encryption. In other words, you’ve […] read more