BYOD Security: Complying With Australian Privacy Principle 11.

Last week (28 April to 4 May 2013) was “Privacy Awareness Week” in the Asia Pacific region.  Australia is one of the entities that participates in PAW (the others are, in alphabetical order, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, and the USA). As part of the awareness campaign, the Office of the Australian […] read more

Financial Data BYOD: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Loses Info On 50K.

According to Canadian media, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has lost a “portable device” that contained information on over 50,000 people.  The IIROC has not been very responsive regarding the details, including whether the device was protected with a mobile data management software like AlertBoot.  However, we know this much: they’re “very […] read more

Automatic USB Encryption: Two US Power Companies Infected By Malware Via USB Drives.

According to techworld.com.au, two unnamed power companies in the US were infected when malware-infested USB drives were connected to corporate computers.  The recommendation put forth was to adopt new USB guidelines, “including the cleaning of a USB device before each use.”  The question is “how long will that last?”  How about a better approach, something […] read more

BYOD USB Encryption: US Defense Department School In Germany Announces Data Breach.

According to the Stars and Stripes, more than 900 students at Ramstein Intermediate School (Germany) were affected when five USB memory sticks were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.  It’s being investigated whether encryption software like AlertBoot was used to secure the information, and whether the flashdrive device was authorized to be used on government computers. […] read more