• 31 "How To" resources you might have missed

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Here’s a handy roundup of some of the most useful, featuring pieces on everything from Android smartphones to Windows 7 to full disk encryption.
  • Toshiba laptop drive embraces new security features

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Toshiba has become the latest storage vendor to build Opal Security Subsystem Class (Opal SSC) specification into its self-encrypting drive (SED) for PCs and laptops, the MKxx61GSYD.
  • Dell aims encryption offering at SMBs

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Dell Wednesday announced its first endpoint encryption product, along with the possibility of factory installation on certain Dell PCs.
  • US data laws spur encryption adoption

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Data security laws are now the main reason US companies take up encryption, for the first time surpassing even anxiety over data breaches, a new report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Symantec has found.
  • Windows Phone 7 lacks on-device encryption

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    Businesses have always been Microsoft's best customers -- but many can't use the company's new phone offering because it can't encrypt files.
  • Facebook tackles latest privacy slip with encryption

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Facebook Thursday announced that it will start encrypting User IDs before they are transmitted to third-party Web sites.
  • Heartland Payment Systems bolsters encryption

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Heartland Payment Systems, which last year suffered a devastating data breach, has been on a mission to secure payment-card processing .
  • CipherOptics debuts variable-speed encryptors

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    CipherOptics announced an encryption appliance that can be adjusted to work at speeds between 3 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Support for variable speeds is a major change, since customers in the past had to buy new hardware to achieve higher speeds.
  • Getting Your Data Safely Across the Border

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Since the terrorist attack on the 9/11, the United States has sacrificed some freedoms and liberties in exchange for tighter security in an attempt to prevent future attacks. The ACLU has joined with other groups in filing a legal challenge to one such security measure that infringes on personal liberty--the practice of searching laptops without cause at border crossings. However, there are also other ways you can get your data across the border without having it accessed by the prying eyes of Big Brother.
  • Trend Micro brings encryption to the cloud

    Posted August 31, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Trend Micro is blazing a new trail with a service called SecureCloud intended to give enterprises a way to encrypt data in cloud-computing environments.
  • Sophos brings enterprise-level encryption to the Mac

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    On Monday, security firm Sophos unveiled a new version of its enterprise-class SafeGuard disk encryption app for the Mac.
  • Symantec encryption buyouts raise open source, overlap questions

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Symantec's announced acquisitions Thursday of data encryption specialists PGP Corp. and GuardianEdge Technologies have industry watchers wondering which products will stay and go, and how open source PGP will fare in the wake of the buyouts.
  • Symantec Embraces Encryption with New Acquisitions

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Symantec announced two new acquisitions--PGP Corporation for approximately $300 million, and GuardianEdge Technologies for around $70 million. Purchasing these two established encryption providers will enable Symantec to take a more comprehensive approach to protecting data.
  • We're looking forward to Lucid

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    Cameron's team is already enjoying release candidates of Ubuntu 10.04.
  • Protect Data With On-the-Go Drive Encryption

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    This past January, the health organization Kaiser Permanente reported a theft of an external hard drive from an em­­ployee's car. The hard drive contained data on about 15,500 Northern California patients, including their full names, medical record numbers, and, in some cases, gender, dates of birth, and other info on treatment and care received at Kaiser (but not patients' social security numbers or financial data).
  • SafeNet looks to secure data in the cloud

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Encryption vendor SafeNet is now offering technologies that help enterprises securely store and access information held in third-party data centers.
  • File encryption made easy

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 10:18 am

    With some very simple encryption tools, you can have a system that doesn't give up its secrets -- and you won't have to spend your weekend figuring out how to get it that way.
  • Review

    3 encryption apps keep your data safe

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    Laptop computers have become mobile stores of massive amounts of information. Add to that the proliferation of removable hard drives, and it becomes crystal clear how much sensitive data is on the move in the world, most of it woefully underprotected.
  • How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Ubuntu 9.10

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave).
  • Heartland moves to encrypted payment system

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Responding to its widely reported and massive data breach that took place a year ago, Heartland Payment Systems will be moving to an end-to-end encryption system for payment transactions, according to Chairman and CEO Robert Carr.
  • Brute Force Wins Security War

    Posted January 1, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    A couple of days ago a friend sent email asking whether the news that GSM security has been broken was a serious problem for cell phone users.
  • Hack this encrypted conversation, win $250,000 (in gold)

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    A full month into the Gold Lock Hacker Challenge, the sample file has only been downloaded 1,000 times. And so the Israeli mobile security firm has upped the offer to $250,000.
  • Review

    Effortless Email Encryption

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    There are several different products on the market today that make encryption easier, almost effortless. They are fairly low-cost, too. Six are compared here.
  • Healthcare organizations find security, privacy cures

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    Healthcare organizations are energetically seeking cures for managing identity and security in fast-paced hospital environments to help physicians and nurses do their jobs more easily -- and to keep patient data safe.
  • Brocade partners with Thales for network-based encryption appliance

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Brocade and Thales have combined switching and encryption technologies to create a SAN-based appliance that encrypts data on the fly at high speed and performs centralized key management.
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