Indiana just updated their laws concerning personal information loss by businesses. We’re lucky enough to have one of Baker & Daniels leading attorneys, Kevin Erdman, at our Laptop Safety Seminar to talk about the requirements for companies to report the loss of personal information to the Attorney General.
Most references agree that about half of all data breaches are not the work of determined hackers but lost or stolen laptops. When a laptop full of private information gets lost, CNN takes notice. Isn’t that a terrible way for a company to learn about a problem, when CNN or 60 Minutes calls?
Of course, laptops with full disk encryption don’t make headlines when they’re lost, because no one can read the data on those laptops. At the Laptop Safety Seminar, we’ll explain the difference between full disk encryption and encrypted folders, and why only the first provides real protection. And that Windows boot up password? Useless.