Medical Laptop Encryption: Canadian Health Authority Finds Out "Certain Security Measures" Not Followed.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced that there was a data breach at their Health Sciences Centre.  A laptop with patient data for 322 people was stolen.  The type of information that was stolen was not detailed, but breach notification letters were sent and the police have been called to investigate the theft.  Unlike HIPAA […] read more

Healthcare Encryption: Study Finds Only 59% Of HIPAA Entities Use It.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, according to Forrester Research, only 59% of healthcare IT professionals are using encryption on their devices, a statistic that corresponds with out suspicions here at AlertBoot.  In the course of talking to clients about our managed disk encryption for laptops and desktop computers, we got the feeling that […] read more

Disk Encryption: Criminal Defense Firm Has Backup Drives Stolen From Car.

The use of crypotgrapic solutions like AlertBoot’s managed laptop encryption is not a requirement under the legal profession, as far as I know.  Of course, the use of encryption rarely is a requirement in the US, although many states’ laws and certain federal regulations make it clear that the use of encryption is required – […] read more