Three Steps to Protecting PII in the Government
The escalation of security breaches involving PII has contributed to the loss of millions of records over the past number of years. Breaches involving PII can harm both individuals and organizations due to identity theft, loss of public trust, legal liability or remediation costs.
This paper discusses the three key steps that must be taken by government organizations to protect PII they have in their possession.
- Identify your PII through marking and metadata tagging
- Educate and build awareness of the organization’s PII among employees, contractors, and partners
- Select the appropriate controls to protect PII