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CYBER SMART: What does PII stand for?

November 23rd, 2016


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Question of the Week: What does PII stand for?

Answer: Personal Identifiable Information

Personal Identifiable Information defined by Wikipedia is, “Information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.” This information is highly targeted by hackers so it is critical to secure your PII and be informed on the practices to secure your data. Especially this holiday season it is important to limit Personal Identifiable Information when activating new accounts and making purchases. Here’s how to limit exposure and other best practices for cyber security on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.

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