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

Drive Encryption Software Matters: Working At Home Can Eventually Cause Data Breach.

Another article, this time from the irishtimes.com, shows how second-hand hard drives sold on on-line auction sites contain enough information to make identity thieves very happy. A twist on this particular story, however, is that these drives are being traced back to employees who work at home on their personal computers (personal as in the […] read more