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

HIPAA Data Breach: You’re Still More Likely To Lose Data Than Get Hacked.

The site hitconsultant.net relays that HIPAA covered entities are still more likely to experience a data breach by losing data than by being hacked online – which is why a managed HIPAA encryption solution like AlertBoot is very important in a medical environment.  The site’s conclusions are supported not only by an analysis of the […] 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

Medical Laptop Encryption: Canadian Health Authority Finds Out "Certain Security Measures" Not Followed.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced that there was a data breach at their Health Sciences Centre.  A laptop with patient data for 322 people was stolen.  The type of information that was stolen was not detailed, but breach notification letters were sent and the police have been called to investigate the theft.  Unlike HIPAA […] read more

HIPAA Laptop Encryption: NYU Langone Had A Laptop PHI Breach In April.

According to phiprivacy.net, NYU Langone Medical Center announced a data breach in June, a little before their July admission to another data breach that affected 8,400 people.  Unlike the latter announcement, though, the June announcement appears to be somewhat outside of NYU’s control.  It’s a shame that not everyone is getting the story on the […] read more