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IAEE White Paper Addresses Personally Identifiable Information and Data Security

Feb 12, 2018

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) released a 17-page report titled, Personally Identifiable Information – Data Security, providing a thorough overview of various aspects and considerations regarding personally identifiable information (PII) for the non-technical reader.

“How data is handled should be a high-level priority for all exhibition industry organizations. Understanding the importance of PII and the many considerations in securing the safety of your organization’s systems is complex,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “Our goal is for this report to serve as a helpful resource for both IT staff, as well as the layperson, in understanding what PII is and steps to take in protecting data.”

Personally Identifiable Information – Data Security resulted from the collaborative work of the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) subcommittee within the IAEE Technologies Committee, and addresses the following topics:

  • Types of Data and Categorization
  • Governance and Training
  • Data Ownership
  • Identity Access and Management
  • Integrations
  • Data in Motion
  • Data at Rest
  • Internal Security Controls
  • Onsite Considerations

“To everyone but the most experienced security professional, cybersecurity seems like the Wild West cloaked in a unique language of its own,” said IAEE Technologies Subcommittee – PII Data Security Chairperson Brian Scott, CIO. “With the critical nature of these risks, it’s important that every professional have at least a cursory understanding of the concepts included under the wide umbrella of information security. To help IAEE members understand these concepts, I was pleased to lead a subcommittee of the Technologies Committee to consolidate and explain the basic fundamentals of data security.”

 

 

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