Full Disk Encryption Could Have Protected Veterans Home Server.

Burglars broke into a Minneapolis Veterans Home about a week ago, making off with a number of items, including keyboards (think Guns ‘N Roses, not Bill Gates), a tool kit, a guitar, a Nintentdo Wii (the bastards!), and a laptop computer.  Luckily, there was no sensitive information on the laptop, so full disk encryption like […] read more

Hard Drive Encryption In Stolen ISU Laptop. Is Alerting Students A Disservice?.

The Indiana State University at Terre Haute is alerting current and former students that they may be victims of a data breach.  A laptop computer used by a faculty member has been stolen.  It seems to me that ISU is crying wolf, in a sense, if what I’m reading is correct.  Supposedly, encryption solutions like […] read more

Use Encryption To Prevent Lose-Lose Scenarios: Comment On Ameritrade Settlement Proposal.

Ameritrade is proposing a settlement to a class action lawsuit filed in response to their data breach last year.  Approximately 6.3 million customers were affected by the incident.  Although there have been no reports of identity theft yet—and, honestly speaking, we won’t know for some time, I imagine.  Attempts at identity theft tend to mature […] read more