HIPAA Penalty: Affinity Settles For $1.2 Million Because Of Copier.

There’s a saying that once you’ve taken your sword out of its sheath, it’s hard to put it back in.  It appears to perfectly describe the stance on monetary penalties that is being handed out by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): not content with fining Mass General Hospital $1 million in 2011 […] read more

Financial Data BYOD: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Loses Info On 50K.

According to Canadian media, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has lost a “portable device” that contained information on over 50,000 people.  The IIROC has not been very responsive regarding the details, including whether the device was protected with a mobile data management software like AlertBoot.  However, we know this much: they’re “very […] read more

NHS Disk Encryption: Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Pays £325K Penalty.

A little over one month ago, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was penalized a staggering £325,000 by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a result of being too lax when it comes to data security issues.  The use of computer drive encryption like AlertBoot probably would have prevented the penalty from being issued, […] read more