HIPAA Laptop Encryption: Corvallis Clinic Announces Data Breach.

A clinic in Oregon has announced a data breach due to the theft of a laptop computer.  Obviously, the use of a cryptographic solution like AlertBoot’s managed disk encryption would have prevented the data breach, as well as providing safe harbor from HIPAA/HITECH’s Breach Notification Rule. However, the story is complicated by the fact that […] read more

Laptop Encryption: Don’t Forget To Use Strong Passwords.

According to theage.com.au, one of the most sought-after (and currently incarcerated) hackers was identified and trapped because he used his pet’s name as his password to his Mac disk encryption.  At least, he thinks that’s how it happened.  He’s probably right, seeing how it was “Chewy123”. The Interview In an interview conducted with Jeremy Hammond, […] read more

Disk Encryption: Laptops Stolen From DC Polling Locations.

According to wusa9.com, a break-in in Southeast D.C. has resulted in the theft of laptops and other items.  While the use of laptop encryption software was not disclosed, a Board of Elections official noted that voter information was not compromised. Elementary School = Low Physical Security Three laptop computers were stolen when the voting site […] read more

HIPAA Laptop Encryption Used In Stolen South Carolina Dept. Of Mental Health Computer.

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a story where a laptop stolen from a car turns out to be protected according to HIPAA standards.  Well, there’s always a first time for everything: according to thestate.com, laptop encryption was used on a stolen computer that belonged to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.  And […] read more