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Disc encryption for Mac from Sophos

Companies are increasingly using Mac computers, partly because they are more acceptable, and partly because staff are increasingly insistent. Either way, Macs tend to be less secure than Windows products; and this can leave the company exposed.

The loss of PII – whether accidental or intentional – can have far-reaching negative effects. If unencrypted data were intercepted or fell into the wrong hands – cybercriminals, disgruntled employees, or competitors – it could be devastating to a business. Customers would lose confidence in the company, which translates to lost business, likely followed by negative press and fines for noncompliance. Many organizations are required to comply with a number of regulations and standards seeking to protect PII, including state data breach notifications, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If a breach of any magnitude occurs as a result of not having data encrypted, the company will face industry, state, and federal penalties and fines, lawsuits, and potential criminal charges.

The solution could be the new Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac, providing full disk on-the-fly AES 256-bit encryption and decryption.

A free trial is available from http://www.sophos.com/products/enterprise/encryption/disk-encryption-for-mac/index.html


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