Device Encryption Is Optional Under HIPAA – Until Something Gets Stolen.

It is a glorious evening in Boston, and I see here in the news that McKesson, a pharmaceuticals distributor in the United States, had two computers stolen on July 18.  The computers had confidential patient data in them.  While this was reported earlier this morning on Fox news, it looks like it is hitting the […] read more

Monstrous Breach is a Sign of Things to Come in the Workplace without Endpoint Security.

Monster.com was hacked sometime ago and 1.3 million people were affected.  For the most part, it looks like the information that was stolen was largely relegated to names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  What does a criminal do with information such as this?  After all, there is no mention of credit card numbers or […] read more

Third Data Breach At Pharmaceutical Company Shows The Importance of Endpoint Security – An Update.

Well, it looks like some of the things I said might happen, due to the Pfizer security breach, materialized in short order.  According to this article in theday.com, a Connecticut publication, there has been a lot of activity at Pfizer World, Pfizer’s secure intranet.  Based on this article, the security breach was discovered in July […] read more

Government Agency Uses More Laptops, Requires Mobile Data Protection.

A Department of Revenue Services (DRS) laptop computer containing the information of 106,000 Connecticut taxpayers was stolen.  One might wonder, why was taxpayer information stored on a portable computer?  My assumption is that most taxpayers would want sensitive information to be sequestered in a building, behind guards, the computer bolted onto the desk itself.  Well, […] read more

Third Data Breach At Pharmaceutical Company Shows The Importance of Endpoint Security.

Pfizer announced this week that there was serious security breach resulting in the loss of personal data affecting current employees as well as former ones.  It’s the third security breach in as many months.  In June, Pfizer exposed employees’ personal information via P2P filesharing.  About three weeks ago, consultants working for the company had their […] read more