Data Breach Cost: NASA Scientists Pondering Lawsuit Over Data Breach.

According to The New York Times, a group of current and former scientists working, or that worked, with NASA are mulling over a lawsuit against the space agency.  One would imagine that the suit stems from the fact that a NASA laptop computer, which was not protected with laptop encryption software like AlertBoot, was stolen […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Guitar Hero Password Entry Prevents Rubber Hose Password Cracks.

The psychological concept of “implicit learning” is being touted as a way of “memorizing” very complicated passwords that these cannot be revealed via blunt-force threats, aka “rubber hose attacks.”  The password mechanism could mean enhanced security, I admit.  After all, the weakest part of any mobile security software, including disk encryption software like AlertBoot, is, […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Howard University Hospital Notifies 34,000 Patients Of Data Breach.

Howard University Hospital has sent a breach notification letter, as required under HITECH’s Breach Notification Rule, to 34,503 patients.  A contractor’s laptop, protected only with password-protection, was stolen.  Technically speaking, though, wouldn’t this have been a data breach even if the contractor had used disk encryption software like AlertBoot to secure his laptop’s contents, or […] read more

Full Disk Encryption: Georgia Health Sciences University Announces Breach.

According to a number of sources, Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) is notifying 513 patients that their medical data was breached when a nurse practitioner’s computer was stolen.  It’s not mentioned whether laptop encryption software like AlertBoot was used, but it’s quite apparent that they didn’t. Laptop Computer Stolen from Nurse’s Home According to GHSU’s […] read more