NASA scrambles to encrypt laptops after major breach

NASA is scrambling to implement full disk encryption on agency laptops after one containing unencrypted personal information   on a “large” number of people was recently stolen.

Agency employees were told of the October 31 theft of the laptop and NASA documents from a locked car in an email message Tuesday from Richard Keegan Jr., associate deputy administrator at NASA.

Keegan told employees that the stolen laptop contained sensitive “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) about a large   number of NASA employees, contractors and others.

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