Disk Encryption Software Would Have Prevented Data Protection Act Breach By Five NHS Trusts.

Five National Health Trusts have been found in breach of the Data Protection Act.  Most of these breaches could have been avoided via the use of disk encryption software like AlertBoot.  However, they hadn’t used the correct data protection programs–if at all–and have had to undergo formal undertakings with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The five […] read more

Jump Drive Encryption Software: Canyons School District Loses USB With Info On 6,000.

New School District Who’s To Blame? Who’s To Blame, Really? The Canyons School District officials in Utah have announced the loss of a USB jump drive that contained the information of 6,000 employees.  The lost information includes addresses, phone numbers, DoBs, and Social Security numbers.  It has not been mentioned whether the jump drive’s contents […] read more

CD Encryption And DVD Encryption Done Right – An Example.

The loss of a CD (or its larger-capacity counterpart, the DVD) need not turn into a data breach if the correct security measures are in place.  What are those security measures?  There are several of them (don’t lose the CD to begin with, is one), but the use of CD encryption software is of importance […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: Bord Gais Figures Corrected To 100,000.

The Irish Gas Board (Bord Gais) has revised their figures of customers affected in the laptop data breach from June.  If you’ll recall, the theft of four laptops–with one of them containing sensitive and financial information, but not protected via data encryption–have led to the loss of customer information. Initially, it was announced to have […] read more

Drive Encryption Software Matters: Working At Home Can Eventually Cause Data Breach.

Another article, this time from the irishtimes.com, shows how second-hand hard drives sold on on-line auction sites contain enough information to make identity thieves very happy. A twist on this particular story, however, is that these drives are being traced back to employees who work at home on their personal computers (personal as in the […] read more