Laptop Drive Encryption Software: Thieves Literally Snatch A Laptop Computer From User’s Hands At A Starbucks.

Three men in Phoenix, Arizona have been arrested for stealing laptops from coffee shops.  I’ve read of a handful incidences over the years where people steal laptops from their owners at coffee shops; those, however, generally tend to be acts of stupidity, with the thieves trying to get away on foot.  In this case, it […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: AW Hastings Data Breach Via ADP.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc (APD) filed a breach notification letter with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.  According to the letter, a laptop was stolen from an ADP employee.  The device was protected, possibly with disk encryption software (such as AlertBoot).  However, it looks like encryption software may have failed the company in this case. […] read more

Medical Data Security: Will 2012 Finally See the Final Rule To HITECH?.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and Law recently asked a number of questions to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ): What’s holding back the Final Rule to the HITECH Act amendment to HIPAA? Why is enforcement of current medical privacy laws so lackadaisical? While the […] read more

Drive Encryption Software: Omnicare (Kentucky) Notifies Nearly 9,000 Of Data Breach.

North Carolina residents who were being service by Omnicare, Inc., a Kentucky company that focuses on pharmaceutical care for senior citizens, were affected by the theft of a laptop.  The breach involved 8,845 patients.  It wasn’t revealed whether hard disk encryption like AlertBoot was used to protect the contents of the notebook computer, although the […] read more