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