What Is A Third Party Data Breach?.

What is a third party breach? Who’s responsible for third party data breaches? How can third party breaches be prevented? A third party data breach is exactly what the name implies: it’s when sensitive information is lost by a third party.  For example, let’s say you’re a customer of Company A.  This company contracts out […] read more

Hard Drive Encryption: NY Life Insurance Has Second Breach.

Databreaches.net has noted that New York Life Insurance’s latest letter filed with the Attorney General of New Hampshire is unusually detailed.  A laptop was stolen from a sales agent’s car, and contrary to company policy, the computer was not protected by data encryption software.  The unusual part?  The agent that lost the laptop has been […] read more

Data Protection Software: Can It Compete With the Bustadrive?.

What is the Bustadrive? Other options to the Bustadrive How effective is the Bustadrive? The problem with Bustadrive The guys over at PC Pro have a fun article about the Bustadrive, a “home-made” hard disk destroyer.  I put that word in quotes because it’s homemade in the sense that some guy invented it his garage, […] read more

Document Encryption Software Useful Against P2P And Other Breaches.

How An ID Thief Using P2P Was Caught Data Breaches Via P2P Software File Encryption – Protecting Sensitive Data A man in Seattle has been sentenced to three years in prison for identity theft.  Identity theft requires, obviously, personal information.  There are many ways of getting this information, but in the case of the Seattleite, […] read more

Tape Encryption: MUFJ Nicos in Japan Loses Credit Card Data.

The Japanese credit card company Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos has announced that they have lost the information of 197,000 customers.  However, they believe that the loss won’t pose a problem because the “data were stored in a film that requires a special reading device to use,” according to japantimes.co.jp.  It sounds like no other form of […] read more

Nevada Personal Information Data Privacy Encryption Law NRS 603A To Replace 597.970.

Nevada passed an update version of their data privacy and breach notification laws on May 30, 2009.  According to Nevada Senate Bill 227, NRS 597.970 has been repealed to make way for NRS 603A.  The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2010, according to realtime-itcompliance.com.  And, it looks like the use of […] read more