ICO Issues Penalties To North Somerset And Worcestershire Councils.

The UK’s Information Commissioner has assessed penalties of £80,000 and £60,000 to Worcestershire County Council and North Somerset Council, respectively.  These fines were assessed for sending emails to the wrong recipients.  Of course, there is nothing that a laptop encryption software solution like AlertBoot could have done to prevent this.  Perhaps email encryption could have […] read more

Data Security: ADP Australia Accidentally Exposes Email Addresses On The Internet.

According to zdnet.com.au, ADP Australia made email addresses accessible on the internet.  Depending on how you view it, you could claim that data encryption should have been used to protect the information. Marketing List from 2007 ADP is the biggest payroll processing company in the US.  In fact, it’s so big that it releases its […] read more

Email Content Encryption: Typosquatting Raises Questions.

Two researchers set up copycat sites that mimic the look of legitimate Fortune 500 websites.  Over six months, they received over 20 gigabytes of email which included passwords, confidential memos, litigation documents, and other assorted missives.  The real problem, as far as I can tell, is no typosquatting.  Rather, the real question is: why are […] read more

K-12 Data Encryption: Student Records Need To Be Better Protected.

Student information needs to be better protected, be it via data encryption software or something else.  It just doesn’t make sense to keep things the way they are.  It just doesn’t. Criminals are Targeting Student Information I came across another ID theft ring story where student info was exclusively used for committing fraud, and, to […] read more