Disk Encryption Software Would Have Prevented Data Protection Act Breach By Five NHS Trusts.

Five National Health Trusts have been found in breach of the Data Protection Act.  Most of these breaches could have been avoided via the use of disk encryption software like AlertBoot.  However, they hadn’t used the correct data protection programs–if at all–and have had to undergo formal undertakings with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The five […] read more

Jump Drive Encryption Software: Canyons School District Loses USB With Info On 6,000.

New School District Who’s To Blame? Who’s To Blame, Really? The Canyons School District officials in Utah have announced the loss of a USB jump drive that contained the information of 6,000 employees.  The lost information includes addresses, phone numbers, DoBs, and Social Security numbers.  It has not been mentioned whether the jump drive’s contents […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Hamilton County Sheriff Dept Laptop Stolen.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio has issued an alert (and sent letters to the affected) that a laptop is missing, and people are at a higher risk of identity theft.  The laptop contained private information, including Social Security numbers.  It’s not mentioned whether drive encryption software like AlertBoot was used to protect the […] read more

CD Encryption And DVD Encryption Done Right – An Example.

The loss of a CD (or its larger-capacity counterpart, the DVD) need not turn into a data breach if the correct security measures are in place.  What are those security measures?  There are several of them (don’t lose the CD to begin with, is one), but the use of CD encryption software is of importance […] read more

Australia Personal Information Data Encryption Provision And Security Laws.

As of July 1, 2009, Australia does not have any laws regarding notification of data breaches.  However, there are efforts underway to alert Australians (and the government) in the event a company or agency experiences a breach of sensitive data that could affect Australians.  There will be exceptions, of course.  For example, exceptions will be […] read more