HIPAA Laptop Encryption: Corvallis Clinic Announces Data Breach.

A clinic in Oregon has announced a data breach due to the theft of a laptop computer.  Obviously, the use of a cryptographic solution like AlertBoot’s managed disk encryption would have prevented the data breach, as well as providing safe harbor from HIPAA/HITECH’s Breach Notification Rule. However, the story is complicated by the fact that […] read more

Data Encryption Security: Target Unable To Stop Banks From Suing Over 1-Year Old Data Breach.

Approximately one year ago, retail behemoth Target experienced one of the largest data breaches in history.  The saga still continues; recently, a federal judge rejected the company’s wishes to dismiss a lawsuit filed by banks.  The implication, should the banks win, would be that companies can be sued for security failures.  For example, perhaps computers […] read more

Data Breaches And Notifications: A Contrarian View? Or More Of The Same?.

The Wall Street Journal has an article on how certain executives are questioning the value of notifying the general public on company data breaches.  The pay-walled article notes that there are valid reasons against more transparency. The thing is, most of these so-called reasons are self-serving – which is why 47 states have laws requiring […] read more