Massachusetts Data Protection Law Encryption Requirement: You Must Use 128-Bits Or Higher.

(Update, Feb 16, 2009: All dates for meeting compliance have been extended to January 1, 2010) Note: If you’re looking for more details / general coverage regarding the Massachusetts data protection laws (aka, 201 CMR 17), go here. This page is commentary to the 128-bit requirement under 201 CMR 17.00 What’s 128-bit encryption? What’s a […] read more

Hard Disk Encryption Not Used On Recovered Seventh Day Adventist Laptop.

A letter filed with the New Hampshire Attorney General reveals why relying on just laptop tracking software is not an ideal method for dealing with data breaches.  While such software is great for recovering stolen hardware, data breaches ultimately revolve around information.  Information could take on the form of hardware–papyrus, scrolls, stone tablets–but, they don’t […] read more

Massachusetts Encryption Law: It’s Not Just About Encryption.

If you think that the “Massachusetts encryption law,” more formally known as regulation 201 CMR 17.00, is about encryption, you’re in for a rude awakening.  Yes, there are provisions for the use of data encryption software for protecting personally sensitive data, and for which centrally managed encryption software companies like AlertBoot will be able to […] read more