Protecting personally identifiable information: What data is at risk and what you can do about it
Virtually every organization acquires, uses and stores personally identifiable information about its customers, employees, patients, students and other individuals. These organizations are expected to manage this private data appropriately and take every precaution to protect it from loss, unauthorized access or theft. Misusing, losing or otherwise compromising this data can carry a steep financial cost, damage a business's reputation, and even lead to criminal prosecution, because of complex and frequently changing regulations. This white paper examines the challenges organizations face and the steps they can take to protect themselves and their customers against data breaches and ensure the safety of this sensitive information.