FAQs

What is confidential data?

Confidential data is personal identifiable information (PII) that you don't want anyone to obtain without your permission.  This may include

  • Social Security number
  • Phone
  • ...

What is a data breach?

Data breach generally refers to instances where personal information is lost, stolen, hacked into, or accessed without permission. Organizations and individuals have the responsibility of...

How is data compromised or disclosed?

Hacking is one method of obtaining data such as Social Security numbers and credit card accounts. Attackers may also use social engineering, phishing or other similar attempts to gain access....

Are there Laws or Regulations to Protect Data?

There are laws and regulations to regulate how organizations must handle and protect sensitive information. Some of the most notable include the following:

Health Insurance Portability and...

How can I be proactive to minimize my risk of a data breach?

Organizations and individuals must take proactive measures to minimize the risk of data breach. Everyone in an organization has a role in protecting information. The following are examples of...

What is Anti-Virus?

Anti-virus files by removing viruses and worms. Some anti-virus may quarantine infected files in order to keep a virus from spreading on your computer.  Some anti-virus software can repair...

What is Phishing?

""Phishing" (pronounced "fishing") refers to a type of attempts to acquire sensitive information.  Phishing is used to steal usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and...

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