Data Encryption Software: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Loses Disk, Causes HIPAA Breach.

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has announced that over 3,500 medical-aid applicants’ information was lost when a disk was lost en route to a state agency.  The disk does not appear to have been protected with data encryption such as AlertBoot. Nearly 3,600 Affected According to the, HCPF officials have […] read more

Update On "Delta Dental Notifies Clients Of Breach".

I had commented on the “Delta Dental – The Smile Center” breach story yesterday (the one where a disk with personal data was not protected with data encryption like AlertBoot) that it was hard to tell who the party responsible for the lost data happens to be.  The party responsible as the data owner, that […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Software: Delta Dental Notifies Clients Of Breach, Laptop Stolen.

Delta Dental, The Smile Center, and an expert witness are at the center of one of the most convoluted medical data breach stories that I’ve read in a while.  The article at leaves me with more questions than answers.  One thing that’s not a point of contention: data encryption software was not used to […] read more

CD Data Destruction: Like You’re the Dark Sith Lord.

I came across a brilliant way of destroying CDs so that their contents cannot be read once you’re done with them.  Sure, protecting any sensitive information with data encryption software, like AlertBoot, before you save it to a CD pretty guarantees data security; however, I doubt it’d be as electrifying. Erase CD with HV (High […] read more

Disk Encryption: Texas Education Agency Thinks More Student IDs At Risk After Laredo.

Late last March, news broke out on how nearly 25,000 Laredo District students had suffered a data breach when a CD was shipped out to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) via mail.  That wasn’t the end of the situation: it turns out more districts had done the same in participation with a UT-Dallas research program.  […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Signs Undertaking For Recovered CD.

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has agreed to sign an Undertaking after it was found of a data breach by the Information Commissioner’s Office.  The breach was caused by an itinerant CD that wasn’t secured with neither data encryption software or password-protection. Unable to Ascertain Why CD was Created The CD […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Walsh Pharmacy Alerts NH AG Of Missing DVD.

Walsh Pharmacy in Massachusetts has notified the Attorney General’s office of New Hampshire that a missing DVD caused a data breach.  The number of people affected, or whether data security safeguards–such as data encryption software like AlertBoot–were present, was not mentioned. Update (18 AUG 2010): 11,400 people were affected by this breach. Missing in the […] read more