Welcome to this first edition of the new “SecureNews” newsletter from the Alertsec Customer Service team.
Each month we will bring you news of recent updates to the Alertsec software and services that enable you to protect information on your organization’s laptops. We will give you some helpful tips to help you get the most from Alertsec, and we will highlight any special offers.
We will also keep you informed about IT security news and data protection issues affecting your industry.
New! Simplifying Deployment for all Windows Platforms
With our latest client software upgrade, customers can now deploy the Alertsec service to ALL Windows platforms from XP to Windows 8.1 with one unified version.
Previously, we provided a separate profile configuration for Windows 8.1 installations to support for both UEFI and BIOS firmware. This additional profile has now been removed and you will be able to deploy the same profiles to all Windows platforms.
Please note that when you deploy Alertsec on Windows 8 and higher in UEFI mode, Windows 8 logo certified hardware with UEFI version 2.3.1 or higher is required.
To upgrade Windows from 7 or XP to version 8 or 8.1:
You must decrypt and uninstall Alertsec first as you will not be able to upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 while an Alertsec client is installed. Details about how to do this are provided on Page 5 of your Alertsec Coordinator’s Guide. If you have any questions ...
Upgrade to Total Endpoint Security for only $1 per user per month and you will also get anti-malware and firewall protection. All existing customers using Alertsec Xpress or Endpoint Encrypt have the possibility to upgrade to Total Endpoint Security.
This offer is valid until 30 September 2014 and the additional $1 per user per month is added to the existing price plan.
In a sudden and unexplained move, development of TrueCrypt encryption software has been stopped and users warned that the product is not secure. Industry experts believe that this is not a hoax or the result of hacking. They have also criticized the advice being given to users to migrate to a product that is only suitable for specific operating systems. Any users who are migrating from TrueCrypt who require advice and assistance should ...
Protected Health Information (PHI) has been compromised at a medical group practice in Colorado (CO) following the theft of a laptop. While the laptop was password protected, it wasn’t known if data had been encrypted and the company is now offering affected patients identity protection services.
At another health service practice in New York, 97,000 patients have been affected by a data breach due to unauthorized access by an employee who was able to bypass IT security safeguards and access PHI data.