A woman called a "terrific employee" by her boss was fired after downloading 6,000 medical records onto a USB drive that she then lost. Whose fault is it, really? Perhaps if the company had technology in place to prevent the transmission of unencrypted records onto a USB device, the lamentable event wouldn't have happened in the first place.
Encryption only helps secure your data when the keys are a secret, a lesson learned the hard way by Ernst and Young and Regions Financial.
Here's some news that might cause concern for some users of hardware-encrypted USB memory sticks. Many companies and individuals use thumb drives equipped with hardware-based encryption to secure their sensitive data. This is sensible as there have been far too Read more…