BYOD Protection: Dutch Chemical Company Attacked With USB Memory Sticks.

Cyber criminals have attempted to infiltrate a Dutch chemical company by “losing” USB sticks infected with malware in the company’s parking lot.  Gives a totally different spin to the term “computer trojan horse” and shows how BYOD protection and security can be maximized if employees are properly educated. BYOD: The Culmination of an Old Trend […] read more

Data Encryption: Samsung, LG AMOLED Secrets Leaked Via USB Memory Stick.

The big news tonight, in Korea, was that key technologies related to Samsung and LG’s AMOLED displays were smuggled out by employees of an Israeli subsidiary in Korea.  How did these intrepid yet arrested men manage to do this?  With a 4 GB USB memory stick that, last time I checked, cost less than $10.  […] read more

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