Drive Encryption Software: Ingham County Prosecutor Laptop Stolen But Protected.

According to, a laptop computer was stolen from an Ingham County (Michigan) assistant prosecutor.  However, it looks like there’s nothing to fear: the computer was protected with encryption software like AlertBoot. Hmmmm….or was it? Stolen from Car According to the chief assistant prosecutor for Ingham county (who appears to have taken the duty as […] read more

Data Encryption: One Lesson from Australia’s Computershare Breach (Updated).

The Sydney Morning Herald brings us news of a data breach at Computershare, a share registry business (as in registering shares of company stock) based out of Australia but doing business globally.  The company has spent $80 million on data encryption and other information security measures.  And yet, “thousands of pages of sensitive and confidential […] read more

Full Disk Encryption For SMEs: UK Car Mechanic’s Laptop Stolen.

A car mechanic in Southport (UK) has been contacting clients, warning them of the possibility of a data breach.  As a small business (his database contained 600 customers, some going as far back as 23 years), he might have been under the impression that hard drive encryption for his laptop was not necessary.  Many small […] read more

UK Laptop Encryption Software: Newcastle Youth Offending Team Loses Laptop.

The theft of a laptop computer could potentially affect 100 youths in Newcastle.  According to a press release by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a laptop was stolen from a contractor that was working with the Newcastle Youth Offending Team.  The laptop was not protected with disk encryption software. Contract in Place, No Follow […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software Not Utilized In TechCentral Computer.

According to a letter posted at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s website, TechCentral experienced a data breach in late August.  Apparently, an employee’s laptop computer was stolen.  Sensitive information was stored on the device, but data encryption like AlertBoot was not used to secure it. Six NH Residents Affected – How Many More? The stolen […] read more

UK: Laptop Encryption Is Basic Security Measure, Says ICO.

As an extension of yesterday’s post on the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) data breach: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office remarked that encryption software is a basic security measure (link at the end of this post). Acting Head of Enforcement Sally Anne Poole said all personal information – the loss of which is […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software Second Most Important For PHI Breaches?.

A new survey released by Veriphyr shows that over seventy percent of healthcare organizations have experienced at least one data breach over the past 12 months. notes that insiders accounted for more breaches than cybercriminals, which has always been the case.  But, it also turns out that insider attacks were more prevalent than the […] read more