When the European Union passed a data protection reform package in May of 2016, it was considered a major legislative event for information security. This package is called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Union was the largest world governing body to put into law practices regarding data protection to all its […]
Personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), as used in information security and privacy laws, 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.
The number of passwords an individual user must remember to use services in the digital space continues to grow daily. In the past, a user could get away with memorizing a single password that they could use for many services. However, now that seems to be an implausible and risky notion. Passwords have been used […]
In one of, if not the largest, breach of personally sensitive information, Equifax announced the loss of more than 100 million records containing social security numbers, credit cards, and other personal information. While the exact details are being investigated, Equifax has begun a process to allow individuals to sign up for credit monitoring. To add […]
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