PII Examples

Cole PrudenPersonal Data, PII, PII Examples

Below you’ll find a list of PII examples to help you better understand what PII looks like in the real world. You’ll also find a downloadable file attached to each point with specified PII examples you can then use to test your discovery solution. Enjoy. PII includes, but is not limited to: Names: Full name, First name, last name, maiden … Read More

The Complete Guide to PII

Cole PrudenPersonal Data, PII, PII Examples

Ever wondered what’s the difference between PII and personal data? Maybe you wanted to see a list of PII types and its examples? Not sure when regular information turns into PII? Read on to find all the answers and more. PII… Ever Heard of It? To start, let’s get the definition out of the way. PII stands for Personally Identifiable … Read More

How To: Understanding HIPAA Compliance

Cole PrudenHIPAA Compliance, PHI, PII

For many readers, when they hear the words “the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)”, their eyelids immediately start to droop. But I’m sure getting slapped with an annual $1.5 million fine would wake them up! Whether you’re the one handling the data or the actual patient looking to protect your rights, it’s time to become a HIPAA expert … Read More

How to Identify Leaked Data

Cole PrudenData Leak, Leak Management, Sensitive Data Discovery

A data breach can happen to anyone at any time. Although there are many steps in responding to such a breach, the first is actually locating the data in question. If you’ve suffered a breach of information, how do you identify all affected parties? Detecting the Leak There are multiple ways you can tell you’re dealing with a data breach, … Read More

PII and Its Many Forms

Cole PrudenPersonally Identifiable Information, Self-Hosted Auditing Software, Sensitive Data Protection

Sometimes, it feels like the goal of tech agencies and federal regulations, such as the GDPR, is to confuse us. Unless you’re used to using terms like “protected information” and “sensitive data” and seeing acronyms like PII, PCI, HIPAA, etc., this topic can seem a little daunting. So, let’s break it down and learn the exact differences between frequently used … Read More

How to Identify Personal Data in the 21st Century

Cole PrudenData Discovery, Personal Data, Sensitive Information

Personal data comes in many shapes and sizes. As business owners, company employees, and internet consumers, it’s our job to know what personal data is and how to locate and protect it. But now that the new millennium is well on its way, is there any new technology out there that can help? Where to Get Started? Step one is … Read More