Data Security And Encryption For Online Chat Transcripts?.

Evan Schuman has an article over at revealing his concerns about Rite-Aid and Walgreens’s “pharmacist chat programs.”  These chat programs are the pharmacies’ efforts to get closer to their customers.  Chat sessions are to be protected with data encryption, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. These chat sessions are meant to be a conversation […] read more

Data Encryption A Key Aspect Of International Travel For Feds.

GCN (Government Computer News), the “online authority for government IT professionals,” has come up with nine points that government personnel must be aware of when traveling internationally.  Key among them is the use of data encryption software such as hard disk encryption for laptop computers and e-mail encryption, as well as a good dollop of […] read more

Data Security Programs: E-Mail Addresses Are Not As Benign A Data As They Appear.

When I cover data breach stories, sometimes the breached data appears benign on the surface.  For example, a bunch of e-mail addresses are stolen.  Now, most would argue that this is not personal information (I would readily agree) and that they don’t really need to be protected.  I myself feel divided over whether laptop encryption […] read more

Email Encryption Software: ASU Staff And Faculty In Breach.

Arkansas State University (ASU) employees, full and part time, had their SSNs and other personal information breached when an e-mail was sent to the wrong people.  It looks like data encryption software was not used to safeguard the contents. 2,484 Faculty and Staff Affected An e-mail containing the names, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license […] read more

Email Encryption Software: Kinetic Concepts Inadvertently E-mails Attachment, Has Breach.

Employees of Kinetic Concepts (KCI ) have suffered a data breach when an email containing the wrong attachment was sent to…them.  There are certain things that e-mail encryption can do protect a company from data breaches.  This particular case is not one of them.  A better option might have been the use of encryption for […] read more

Encryption For E-Mail: Electronic Mail Is Leading Cause For Enterprise Data Loss. points out that electronic mail is still the leading cause of data breaches at companies, despite its use being “on the wane” due to inroads by new social media.  The same technology–such as laptop encryption software from AlertBoot–that guards data stored on computers can also be applied successfully to protect outgoing e-mails. Some Stats […] read more