Drive Encryption Software: Abbot Medical Optics Backup Tapes Stolen.

Abbot Medical Optics (AMO) has alerted the NH Attorney General’s office that they have a potential data breach on their hands.  Three locked boxes containing backup tapes were stolen.  “Security features” were present, but there is no specific discussion on whether data encryption software. Personal Information Stolen The backup tapes included data from human resources […] read more

Drive Encryption Software: Alaska Hit With 77,000 Worker Data Breach.

Over 70,000 Alaskans have had their personal information “misplaced.”  People who are affected are former and current state employees who participated in the PERS and TRS system–Alaska’s retirement systems.  It wasn’t revealed how the breach occurred, but I’m assuming it was digital, and that data encryption was not used. PricewaterhouseCoopers Doesn’t Know Where Information Is […] read more

Drive Encryption Software: NIE Loses Backup Tape With Customer Data.

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

Disk Encryption Software: Australia Man Breaks Into Recruitment Firm, Uploads Malware.

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

Data Encryption: Health Net Sued By CT Attorney General.

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