Software Encryption vs. Hardware Encryption: False Sense of Security?.

Data encryption software is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to protect information stored in digital devices, including USB memory sticks. However, not all agree: I ran across a whitepaper (link at the bottom) that claims that software encryption is a technological mismatch for flash storage, and that hardware encryption is the way […] read more

Port Control And Security: 15,000 Social Security Numbers Stolen From NY State Agency.

A subcontractor working on computer hardware upgrades at the NY Social Security Agency was charged with stealing 15,000 Social Security numbers.  It reminds me of the one true maxim about data security threats, that you’ll never know exactly where or how the next one will appear.  In fact, this is why full disk encryption like […] read more

Drive Encryption Software: Stoke-On-Trent Signs Undertaking.

Another UK city council signs an Undertaking with the Information Commissioner’s Office.  Another situation that could have been avoided with the prudent use of data encryption software like AlertBoot. Lost USB Drive Causes Breach I already covered the original story of Stoke-on-Trent’s data breach here: a USB drive with children’s personal data was found by […] read more

Data Security: Guy Shoots $100,000 Server With Gun While Drunk Off His A** (Rhymes With Pass).

Sometimes, there is such a things as too much security.  For example, instead of drive encryption software like AlertBoot, you’ve got a .45-caliber automatic to defend your server.  Or, instead of using a magnetic degausser, you decide to empty rounds into your server using a .45-caliber automatic. I mean, that’s why you’d bring a gun […] read more