Data Encryption: One Lesson from Australia’s Computershare Breach (Updated).

The Sydney Morning Herald brings us news of a data breach at Computershare, a share registry business (as in registering shares of company stock) based out of Australia but doing business globally.  The company has spent $80 million on data encryption and other information security measures.  And yet, “thousands of pages of sensitive and confidential […] read more

USB Drive Encryption: UK Rochdale Council Breach Affects 18,000.

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has been reprimanded by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the loss of a USB drive.  The device contained personal information and was not guarded with data encryption software like AlertBoot. 18,000 Affected The missing device contained names, addresses, and council payment details.  Bank account details and other data were […] read more

Data Encryption Software: The CD Is Dead (AdvancePierre Foods Breach).

The demise of the CD has been long predicted.  After all, it’s a nearly 40-year technology, ancient by any technological standards.  However, I was one of those people who didn’t quite believe that it was dead.  Until today, that is, when I read of a data breach that, for me, marks the beginning of the […] read more