Identity theft has been in a constant rise all around the world. More and more people are being exploited by cybercriminals disguised as their family members, friends, co-workers, institutions, healthcare providers, and even as their banks to commit fraud and tap into the victims’ financial resources.
Often, these attacks are recognised when the transfer has already taken place and retrieval operation is often not possible. As an organisation in possession of some of the most sensitive information of your members, it is your ultimate duty to keep this data protected.
Types of Personal Information
Let us start from the basic element.
Every organisation requires their applicants to submit some personal information when accepting their assigned roles, employees when receiving work benefits, clients when requiring services, customers when purchasing certain products, other companies when entering partnership–the list goes on and on.
There are two types of information that we handle: Personal Information (PI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
PI is any information assigned to or owned by a person that is and/or can be shared by other people. For example, date of birth: John Doe was born on 1 January 1990, but so were other people. Or zip code/city/state/region: About hundreds of thousands come from the same general area of their country.
PII, on the other hand, is a piece of information that is assigned to or owned by an individual that represents unique attributes therefore making the information owner respectively recognisable.
This includes the person’s first and last name, complete address, and even a combined PI.
Your systems contain these records, if breached, these transcripts will likely impact the trust from your customers, employees, partners and shareholders
Data and information protection laws have already been imposed by the government that mandates institutions to have cybersecurity measures to keep their records safe. However, it is not enough to fully achieve the very objective of the protocol. We need the best compliance solutions to recognise every piece of information in our database and receive assistance throughout the entire compliance process.
With Ground Lab’s Enterprise Recon servicing 80 countries, we can rely upon and trust the global experts to furnish us with the correct information and awareness of personal and sensitive data that is stored across servers, on desktops, email, and databases, on-prem and in the cloud.
Through Ground Labs’ data discovery solution, the time and overall investment are exponentially reduced when tracking, monitoring, and remediating data to consistently be in compliant with GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS, Australian Data Privacy and other compliance regulations.
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