Drive Encryption Software: 70 % Of IT Administrators Don’t Use Data Encryption For Laptop Security.

I just came across a slightly dated survey: according to, research reveals that 70% of IT security admin don’t use laptop encryption software to secure their laptop computers.  Plus, 87% don’t use encryption on their USB and other portable media. Mobile Workforce The global survey was carried out by Check Point Software in September […] read more

Data Encryption: India’s Communication Companies Must Provide Access–RIM, Google, Skype.

India and communications companies are still (were?) at loggerheads over the use of encryption technology, the same technology that powers AlertBoot endpoint encryption software.  It was reported today that, in addition to RIM–the operators of BlackBerry devices–and Skype, Google has been asked to provide access to encrypted information. Issue Ongoing from July I’ve already covered the […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Perhaps Solution To SCADA Is USB Port Blocking?.

As I’ve noted before, the SCADA worm (or, more accurately, the Stuxnet worm/Trojan) has nothing to do with drive encryption software like AlertBoot.  But, perhaps a service that’s included in AlertBoot could be of help. Fractured Reporting I didn’t realize it last week, but the worm affecting SCADA is actually parceled up with the Microsoft […] read more

Data Encryption Software: London Clinic Patient Information For Sale.

While data encryption software is often recommended to enhance the security of sensitive data, there are those instances when it cannot fulfill its potential.  Therefore, policies are often created prohibiting its dissemination–and when such policies go national, they’re called laws.  Often times, those are ignored as well.  Or, there may be a loophole. London Clinic […] read more

Indian Firms Are Engaging Data Encryption At Faster Rates, Surpass US.

Such is the conclusion arrived in the State of Information Security Survey 2008 conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIO, and CSO magazines, according to  The survey polled 7,000 IT executives in 119 countries.  According to the breakdown by TechTree, 55 percent of Asian firms are encrypting databases, 50 percent are adopting laptop encryption, and 47 percent […] read more