Canada Data Breach Law To Be Updated, May Impose Fines.

Canada has introduced a bill that, if passed, would amend the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act by making data breach notifications mandatory.  It looks like safe harbor is not being given specifically for the use of security solutions such as AlertBoot’s managed disk encryption software.  Nevertheless, safety may be found in the language that, […] read more

HIPAA Encryption: Why Use NIST-Validated Encryption?.

The site gawker.com has some click-bait titled “Public NYC Taxicab Database Lets You See How Celebrities Tip.”  Despite the gossipy nature of the title, the article itself goes into some very specifics on how this was possible despite the information being “protected.”  It’s not a giant leap from there to why one must ensure the […] read more

HIPAA Encryption: Medical Record Theft From Shed Affects 40,000 In Jersey City.

Tens of thousands of patients were affected by a medical data breach in New Jersey.  Patient health records, collected between 1982 and 2009, were stolen from the shed of a Jersey City doctor.  The story would be unremarkable except for the number of people involved and the fact that information was stored on paper.  This […] read more

Data Encryption: TD Bank Settles For $850,000 After 1.5-Yr Long Investigation Over Lost Data Tapes.

In 2012, TD Bank reported the loss of backup tapes.  With over 250,000 people affected, it was one of the top data breaches for that year.  The lack of data encryption on the tapes – plus the fact that this happened in Massachusetts, which is considered to have one of the most onerous data security […] read more

Encryption Law: EU Ministers Say Encryption Must Provide Safe Harbor From Publicizing Data Breach.

Details are beginning to emerge for the European Union’s data protection laws.  Like many before it, the use of encryption software is being encouraged in order to safeguard the private information of people who fall under the EU’s jurisdiction.  In addition, a number of other details are being considered as well, such as the use […] read more

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Cloud.

Code Spaces lived every business’s nightmare when a hacker deleted customer data, causing irreversible damage to the company.  But that doesn’t have to happen to you. Just as you install a home alarm system to prevent burglaries, you can employ security measures — such as two-factor authentication — to keep your data out of reach. […] read more