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AlertBoot offers a cloud-based full disk encryption and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe & lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

Drive Encryption Software: Correction on Fairview, North Memorial Laptop Theft

It looks like I might have jumped the gun on yesterday's article.  I've gone back to see if I could find anything else about the Fairview and North Memorial laptop encryption theft, and nowhere do I see a mention of the stolen computer being someone's personal laptop.

Many of the original facts remain in place, such as disk encryption software not being used in the stolen laptop, despite company policies.

However, now all signs point towards a company laptop being at the center of the breach.  According to twincities.com,

But as a result of human error, the missing laptop was not encrypted, meaning the files are potentially at risk of being accessed, Fairview said.

The human error involved "bypassing a step before laptops are issued to an (Accretive) employee," Dahl said. "Accretive has assured us they fixed whatever process breakdown there was."


Related Articles and Sites:
http://www.twincities.com/ci_18991391

 
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Sang Lee is a Senior Account Manager and Security Analyst with AlertBoot, Inc., the leading provider of managed endpoint security services, based in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Lee helps with the deployment and ongoing support of the AlertBoot disk encryption managed service. Prior to working at AlertBoot, Mr. Lee served in the South Korean Navy. He holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.