Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

Jan 26 2017   6:46PM GMT

personally identifiable information (PII)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. Any information that can be used to distinguish one person from another and can be used for de-anonymizing anonymous data can be considered PII. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Personally identifiable information can live outside the databases on corporate networks, and it needs to be locked down so attackers can’t get it.” – Kevin Beaver

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A company needs to have an overall plan to protect PII and secure _________ sensitive data.
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