BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has spent more than $7 million cleaning up after a data breach they had announced in October 2009. I’d say there was a good chance that all of this could have been averted with the use of hard drive encryption. 57 Hard Drives Stolen In October of last year, BCBS of […] read more
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has lot a backup tape that contained the bills 12,799 homes. Billing information and names and addresses were included, but nothing that would be considered sensitive under the DPA–meaning, in some ways, that data protection software like data encryption from AlertBoot was not necessary. Lost During Transportation The backup information on […] read more
While the forte of disk encryption is in data theft prevention after losing a computer or external disk, it can also be used to prevent unauthorized access when nothing is stolen or missing. Consider the following case of a firm in Dulwich, Australia that found a break-in while reviewing their security camera feeds. Data Thief […] read more
Health Net of Connecticut is facing a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General of Connecticut, according to databreaches.net. The AG is also looking to have Health Net use disk encryption software on portable electronic devices. If you’ll recall, Health Net waited 6 months to notify their clients about a data breach that was started when […] read more
A 28-year-old man from Indianapolis was sentenced to two years in prison for trying to extort over $200,000 from an insurance company. According to the story, the man stole the insurance company’s computer server while working for a private security firm. The server did not make use of data encryption software to protect the contents. […] read more
Massachusetts Data Protection & Privacy Law – 201 CMR 17.00 / Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 93A.
Covered in this post: Compliance date of March 1, 2010 for Mass. Data Privacy Law What’s it going to cost? How AlertBoot encryption can help Penalties: $5,000 per violation Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 201 CMR 17.00 If you do business in Massachusetts, you know by […] read more
Nevada’s data breach notification law is being amended. According to Nevada Senate Bill 227 (SB 227), “NRS 597.970 is hereby repealed” by amendments made to NRS 603A. According to on-line sources, such as realtime-itcompliance.com, the new law will go into effect on January 1, 2010. As in most states passing or amending their data breach […] read more