Hard Disk Encryption For Non Profits in the UK.

Two charities out of the UK have signed Undertakings with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT) and Wheelbase Motor Project.  In both cases, laptop encryption software like AlertBoot was not used to protect sensitive information, resulting in a data breach when their respective notebook computers were stolen.  Summaries of those […] read more

Disk Encryption: How Do You Cryptographically Erase Data?.

Crypto-erase.  Crypto-deletion.  Cryptographic deletion.  You’ve heard that it is instantaneous and foolproof.  What is it, and how do you do it?  Cryptographically erasing data is essentially getting rid of the encryption key to encrypted data.  Obviously, a computer must be set up with disk encryption software like AlertBoot for this to work. What is an […] read more

Full Disk Encryption: Edmonton Public School Board Employee Data Breach.

A massive data breach has affected the employees of the Edmonton Public School Board.  Over 7,000 employees’ information was saved to a USB memory stick which has gone missing.  It doesn’t appear that the device was protected with disk encryption like AlertBoot. A Techie Did It The memory stick device was used by a computer […] read more

Disk Encryption: Maryville Academy Residents/Clients Get Data Breach Notice.

Maryville Academy, a child abuse services agency in Des Plaines, Illinois, has sent out breach notification letters to former and current clients.  The disappearance of three backup hard disks prompted the notifications.  It’s a story that shows how physical security is less than ideal when it comes to digital records, and why organizations need to […] read more

Disk Encryption Software: USB Stick With Home Security Codes Goes Missing In UK.

LeicesterCare, an elderly care service operated by a UK council, is in the midst of resetting 2,000 home access key codes after experiencing a data breach.  A USB key holding details for 4,000 patients was lost.  Although the council hasn’t come out and said it directly, it’s implied that disk encryption was used on the […] read more