Disk Encryption: Criminal Defense Firm Has Backup Drives Stolen From Car.

The use of crypotgrapic solutions like AlertBoot’s managed laptop encryption is not a requirement under the legal profession, as far as I know.  Of course, the use of encryption rarely is a requirement in the US, although many states’ laws and certain federal regulations make it clear that the use of encryption is required – […] read more

TrueCrypt is dead — and that might not be a bad thing.

TrueCrypt recently shut its doors and offered little explanation to its users. Was its software secure or subject to illegal activity? What were the implications of the company’s closure?  Clients depend on reliable security to keep their information safe. However, many organizations think it’s cost-efficient to use open-source data encryption software. This could end up […] read more

Disk Encryption Legalities: Massachusetts Court Orders Lawyer To Decrypt Laptop.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) has ordered a lawyer to decrypt his laptop computers.  The lawyer, one Leon Gelfgatt, is a criminal suspect in an ongoing case involving Russians and mortgage fraud, and as far as I can tell (as a non-lawyer), his biggest mistake was in not following the aged maxim: “don’t speak […] read more