Hard Disk Encryption Protects Data When Accessed By Unauthorized User? Not Quite.

In an article titled “Is Your Patient Data Secure?” Sara Michael makes observations on the importance of data security when it comes to patient information.  Furthermore, she notes how password protection is not adequate when it comes to data security (one should opt for the use of data encryption software, such as AlertBoot endpoint security […] read more

iPhone Worm Password Cracked By Data Security Company.

You’ve probably heard the news by now that there is an iPhone worm making its way out of Australia.  Initially, it started out as a prank.  However, many security professionals pointed out that this code can be modified to do some real harm. Now, those fears have come true, with a second iPhone worm out […] read more

Data Encryption And Password Protection: Why The Latter Fails.

Most people know (…or do they?) that password protection on a laptop computer is, security wise, an oxymoron, like “pretty ugly” and “military intelligence” (an honorable discharge means I’m allowed to take potshots at my former employer).  That’s why people in the know will resort to something like laptop encryption for protecting their computer data.  […] read more

Pre-Boot Authentication: An Integral Part Of Full Disk Encryption.

What is pre-boot authentication (PBA)? Why is pre-boot authentication important? PBA can have tasks tied to it The benefits of full disk encryption (FDE) like AlertBoot are pretty clear: it provides an effective and true barrier against data breaches.  However, not all full disk encryption software is the same.  If your company has decided to […] read more

Full Disk Encryption Could Prevent Those Pesky eBay Data Breaches: 40% Hold Sensitive Data.

But don’t take it from me.  Take it from “Charles Kolodgy, an analyst with research firm IDC,” who was quoted in an article for Computerworld.  I’ve often pointed out that full disk encryption software from companies like AlertBoot would make data breaches due to on-line auctions a problem of the past.  Kolodgy seems to be […] read more