A council employee has lost a USB memory stick that contained sensitive information. The employer, Neath Port Talbot council in south Wales, has launched an investigation and is declining to comment on the case until it is concluded. It seems to me that if disk encryption software like AlertBoot was used to secure the data […] read more
Full Disk Encryption Should Be A Requirement For UK Government Hard Drive Security? They’re Losing One Computer A Day.
It’s being reported by The Telegraph that the British government has lost over 2800 computers since 2002, or about a computer a day, on average. The losses break down to 1774 laptops and 1035 desktops. Furthermore, 202 hard drives and 195 memory sticks also went missing. I’d generally say that full disk encryption solutions like […] read more
Which one should you use? Laptop tracking software or laptop encryption software? It’s a trick question, really. You want both: one to protect data, one to recover your laptop. But if I had to choose one, I would opt for the latter. Mostly because my laptop happens to be covered by insurance, but my data […] read more
North Yorkshire County Council has lost or had stolen seven laptops in the past year, as well as two BlackBerries and 35 cell phones. The good news is that five of the laptops and the BlackBerries were fully encrypted using disk encryption software, presumably something similar to AlertBoot. The remaining two laptops that were not […] read more
The state auditor’s office in North Carolina has 234 laptop computers that are still waiting to be encrypted, according to The Insider. This, an entire year after the state’s chief information officer issued standards for the use of laptop encryption software, offered by several vendors including AlertBoot. The state CIO, George Bakolia, fired off a […] read more