UK Laptop Encryption: ICO Warns Barristers And Solicitors To Secure Information.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently issued a warning to people in the legal profession. According to an August 2014 news release, the ICO has seen a higher-than-expected-number of data breaches stemming from the actions of solicitors and barristers.  Normally, the recommendation would be to use data encryption software to secure sensitive files; […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Fairbridge Signs Undertaking With UK ICO.

A youth charity, Fairbridge, has signed an Undertaking with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, promising to better protect personal information.  Among the promises: the use of hard disk encryption like AlertBoot when and where it is necessary. Two Cases Fairbridge admitted to data breaches in its Undertaking.  In one, a laptop computer was lost at […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Prey Tracking Software Software Turns You Into Predator.

I’ve come across a review of a device tracking “spyware” called “Prey.”  Based on open-sourced software (and not without its controversy), it’s a root-level software that will keep track of devices via the internet, assuming a connection is available.  While I can see the benefits of such software, it’s incompatible with disk encryption programs […] read more

Data Security: Windows 8 May Feature Picture Passwords.

If you’re using disk encryption software like AlertBoot, chances are you have to remember a slightly longish, complex password.  After all, what’s the use of the strongest encryption in the world if the password for accessing your encrypted contents is a short word like “love”? Microsoft might have a solution that is more elegant that […] read more