Wednesday’s edition of the Irish Times contains a follow up story to the recent data loss in Bank of Ireland. I was asked for my thoughts and opinions on what happened and whether or not encryption would have prevented the loss. Those of you who know me and regularly read my Blog know that I do not believe that technology by itself is the solution. It is equally as important to ensure that people and processes are also taken into account. The article (requires paid subscription) highlights that a poor or easy to guess passphrase (or indeed a passphrase written on a post-it note on the laptop) will undermine the encryption protection.