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Security checks that rely on PII put businesses and consumers at risk

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 28, 2015.

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    The problem of using personal information as a security check has existed for more than a decade, but as the Internet grows and personal data becomes more easily accessible, should such information remain a key security resource?

    On Tuesday, the IRS disclosed a data breach affecting 100,000 taxpayers, but the larger issue is that the compromised records were protected by information that's easily obtained by criminals or anyone else who knows what they're looking for. Yet, the IRS isn't alone when it comes to using PII (Personally Identifiable Information) as a security check.

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