Hard Disk Encryption: UPS In UK Encrypts All Mobile Devices.

The UK-branch of UPS has announced that all of their laptops and smartphones have been encrypted.  The increased security stems from a data breach UPS experienced nearly a year ago.  In that case, a laptop computer was stolen.  This computer did not have drive encryption software securing its contents.  The only form of data security […] read more

Tape Encryption: MUFJ Nicos in Japan Loses Credit Card Data.

The Japanese credit card company Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos has announced that they have lost the information of 197,000 customers.  However, they believe that the loss won’t pose a problem because the “data were stored in a film that requires a special reading device to use,” according to japantimes.co.jp.  It sounds like no other form of […] read more

South Carolina Personal Information Data Privacy Notification And Encryption Laws: § 39-1-90.

Personal Identifying Information Defined What Penalties Are Involved? Notification for South Carolina Data Breaches South Carolina has joined the ranks of U.S. states that require companies and other entities to alert residents of a data breach involving personally identifying information.  The law went into effect earlier this month, on July 1, 2009. Like many such […] read more

Email Protection: McAfee Has Small (But Ironic) Data Breach Via Email Attachment.

Networkworld.com is reporting that McAfee has had a small data breach of sorts.  It’s ironic on so many levels because McAfee is a data security company; they market a solution for e-mail security; and the people involved in the breach were attendees of a security conference. The lost information is, well, quite personal on some […] read more