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Data Security : Mastering PII Protection in Cybersecurity

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2  Training Hours
Data Security : Mastering PII Protection in Cybersecurity
12 On-demand Videos
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Closed Captions

Course Topics
4  Topics
Prep Questions
24 Prep Questions
Data Security : Mastering PII Protection in Cybersecurity

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Course Description


Personal Identifiable Information ( PII ) is the cornerstone of privacy in the digital age. Understanding PII meaning, what constitutes PII, and how to ensure PII protection are critical skills in today’s data-driven landscape. This course provides a deep dive into the essentials of PII in cybersecurity, delivering insights into PII data and compliance, and equipping learners with the ability to define PII and apply best practices in identifying and safeguarding PII.

Through this training, participants will uncover the intricacies of what PII stands for, the definition of PII, and the importance of PII personally identifiable information within the context of cyber security. Addressing the question, “What is considered PII?” the course offers practical strategies for PII personal information management and compliance with PII data meaning regulations.

Module 1 – Data Threats & ID Theft:

  • 1.1 Introduction: Setting the stage for understanding the impact of data threats and identity theft on PII.
  • 1.2 Data Threats & Costs: Exploring the implications of data threats on personal and organizational levels and the costs associated with breaches of PII.

Module 2 – Device Security:

  • 2.1 Device Access: Examining methods to secure devices against unauthorized access to PII.
  • 2.2 Device Management: Best practices in managing and protecting devices that store or access PII.

Module 3 – Preventing Inadvertent Disclosure:

  • 3.1 Inadvertent Disclosure: Strategies to prevent accidental release of PII.
  • 3.2 Removing PII: Steps to effectively remove PII from documents and devices to mitigate risks.
  • 3.3 Social Engineering: Understanding social engineering tactics that can lead to PII compromise.

Module 4 – Physical & Technical Safeguards:

  • 4.1 Physical Security: The role of physical security in protecting PII from unauthorized access.
  • 4.2 Issues With Public Networks: The dangers public networks pose to PII and how to navigate these safely.
  • 4.3 Data Encryption and Destruction: Techniques for ensuring PII data is encrypted and properly destroyed when necessary.
  • 4.4 Incident Reporting: Procedures for reporting security incidents involving PII.
  • 4.5 Course Conclusion: Summarizing the key takeaways and the importance of ongoing vigilance in PII cyber security.

Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • Cybersecurity professionals seeking specialized knowledge in PII.
  • IT personnel responsible for data protection.
  • Compliance officers and legal professionals in data privacy.
  • Business leaders and managers overseeing sensitive data.

Course Highlights: Key Aspects of PII Security Training

  • Comprehensive coverage of PII and data protection principles.
  • Hands-on experience with the latest cybersecurity tools.
  • Insights into legal and compliance aspects of data privacy.
  • Preparation for industry-recognized data protection certifications.

Job Outlook: Cybersecurity Professionals Specializing in Data Protection

The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, especially those with expertise in protecting PII, continues to grow. With increasing cyber threats and regulatory requirements, the need for knowledgeable data protection specialists is more critical than ever.

Estimated Salary Range: Cybersecurity Data Protection Roles in Major US Cities

  • Minimum Salary: $60,000
  • Median Salary: $85,000
  • Maximum Salary: $120,000

Note: These figures are estimates and can vary based on location, experience, and market demands.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PII?

Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is any data that can be used to identify an individual.

Why is protecting PII important?

Safeguarding PII is crucial to prevent identity theft, fraud, and comply with legal requirements.

What are common threats to PII?

Phishing attacks, malware, and data breaches are common threats to PII.

Can I pursue a certification in this field?

Yes, there are several certifications focusing on cybersecurity and data protection.

What skills are needed for effective PII protection?

Skills include understanding of cybersecurity principles, knowledge of legal requirements, and proficiency in security technologies.

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Course Outline

Data Security : Mastering PII Protection in Cybersecurity Course Content

Module 1 - Data Threats & ID Theft

  •    Module 1.1 - Introduction

  •    Module 1.2 - Data Threats & Costs

Module 2 - Device Security

  •    Module 2.1 - Device Access

  •    Module 2.2 - Device Management

Module 3 - Preventing Inadvertant Disclosure

  •    Module 3.1 - Inadvertant Disclosure

  •    Module 3.2 - Removing PII

  •    Module 3.3 - Social Engineering

Module 4 - Physical & Technical Safeguards

  •    Module 4.1 - Physical Security

  •    Module 4.2 - Issues With Public Networds

  •    Module 4.3 - Data Encryption and Destruction

  •    Module 4.4 - Incident Reporting

  •    Module 4.5 - Course Conclusion

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Your Training Instructor

Josh Schofer

Josh Schofer

Cybersecurity | Cloud Trainer

Josh has 15 plus years in account management and client support with over 5 years specifically in the healthcare industry. Josh provides hands-on leadership to the healthcare team at NetDirector by focusing on client success and innovative solutions. As the Healthcare Operations Manager, Josh ensures that each client implementation is completed as efficiently as possible with the greatest impact to the client. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida.

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