Results for "personally identifiable information"

April 11, 2019 - What exactly is the "personal information" that companies need to legally protect? Learn which data points organizations need to secure, from Social Security numbers to olfactory, smell-based data (!), to comply with the law.

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Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the term used for data that can be tracked back to one specific user. Examples of PII are names, social security numbers, biometrics, and other information that, in combination with other data, could be enough to identify a user.

“Personally Identifiable Information” also has a legal definition, depending on the country and its laws. Personally Identifiable Information in one state may not include the same type of information as “personal information” or “personal data” in another state, but the purpose of these laws is often the same—to protect the types of data that could reveal a person’s identity.

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October 29, 2015 - Provides background information about advertisement brokers, the men and women that are in the middle of web advertising between sites and advertisers.

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February 15, 2016 - A short explanation about what doxing is, namely gathering personally identifiable information with intent or threat to publicize it, and we tried to give some pointers about prevention.

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October 15, 2020 - More than seven months into the pandemic, much of the world is suffering from Covid fatigue. Learn how to identify the symptoms, why Covid fatigue is dangerous for cybersecurity, and how to fight back against it.

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October 13, 2020 - Amazon Prime Day is here. With the ongoing pandemic further complicating life as we know it, how can you, the practical and cyber-sensible shopper, protect yourself from threats banking on this day?

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September 28, 2020 - This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Samy Kamkar, chief security officer and co-founder of Open Path, about the digital vulnerabilities in our physical world.

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September 23, 2020 - In a recent campaign, phishers were seen taking advantage of user trust on KnowBe4 and stealing their work email credentials.

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September 10, 2020 - The pandemic has had a ripple effect on all facets of life—even the criminal. A new report looks at how the dark web has changed post COVID.

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June 18, 2020 - Some of the big players in the field of facial recognition announced they will not provide their technology to law enforcement while there is no governing law.

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