Laptop Encryption Software: Senator Franken Wants It To Protect Medical Data.

Minnesota Senator Al Franken (and former SNL alumn) is considering legislation, at the state or federal level, that would require the encryption of laptops containing private medical information.  In other words, a solution like full disk encryption from AlertBoot. Consequence from Accretive Health Data Breach Various sources, including washingtonexaminer.com, are reporting that Sen. Franken has […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Barnet Council Fined £70,000 For Data Breach.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has handed out another monetary penalty.  The Barnet Council was fined £70,000 because a thief stole a laptop and paper documents with sensitive data from an employee.  Thankfully, the laptop computer was protected with hard drive encryption, something similar to AlertBoot, no doubt. The documents, however, contained the names, […] read more

Disk Encryption: Emory Healthcare Breaches Data on 315,000 Patients.

Emory Healthcare announced that the theft of 10 computer disks has affected approximately 315,000 people who received treatment at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Crawford Long Hospital), and the Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center.  It wasn’t disclosed whether the information was protected with data encryption software like AlertBoot. However, considering that Emory […] read more