In this month’s SecureNews newsletter, how to restore data from an encrypted drive in the event of a hardware failure.
This is one of the big concerns for many organizations and users, but for Alertsec customers, data recovery is all part of our service. We provide a step-by-step procedure below.
Also this month, we highlight two health-care data breaches reported in less than a month that have resulted in big costs for the impacted organizations. And Christmas comes early as we announce our latest sales offer!
With Alertsec, data recovery is included as part of the package and is one of the main reasons that customers choose our data protection service.
Our encryption solution protects your data, but a technical fault or hardware failure presents you with a challenge. How can you extract the data you need from an encrypted drive?
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It is important that you contact our 24/7 Helpdesk before attempting a repair yourself or it may result in permanent data loss. Here is our step-by-step procedure:
Call the Alertsec Helpdesk. The team is able to help in different ways, from extracting specific data on the disk to completely decrypting the disk. You will need to provide the login details that you used for the computer as part of the recovery.
The Helpdesk will provide you with the tools you need to create a bootable CD. They will then talk you through the process of recovering the information you need.
If you do a full recovery, the hard disk will be decrypted and returned to its original state so that the data is easily accessible.
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Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, US, is facing high costs following the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing personal information on 3,780 patients.
The computer was stolen during a break-in at a physicians' office in late July. As well as the costs of implementing extra physical security, employee training and improved technical security measures, the organization is also facing costs to help monitor the potential misuse of the stolen information through identity-monitoring services for all affected patients for 12 months.
In a second data breach involving a health-care organization, Community Health Systems in the US reported that personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients had been stolen between April and June by computer hackers traced to China. A security expert warned that the data breach could be used to steal people’s identity.
The firm, which runs 206 hospitals in 29 states, reported a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of personal data including patient names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers. The organization is now providing free identity-theft protection services to those affected.