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

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

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