PII stands for Personally Identifying Information.
Personally identifying information refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual person on paper or online.
For example, when you go to the doctor’s office, they may file your information based on last name, first initial and date of birth (DOB).
Your last name and DOB are just two examples of PII you need to safeguard.
Unfortunately, the more personally identifying information is out there, the more vulnerable you become online.
Examples of PII you should do your best to safeguard include:
There are very easy steps you can take to protect your PII from falling into the wrong hands.
So if you’re feeling a little paranoid – good!
After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
If you found this post helpful, please be sure to share it with your loved ones and acquaintances alike. Online security benefits us all, and will only become more critical as technology’s presence grows in our community.
Get informed. Stay safe.