October is National Cyber Security Month. Jefferson County has partnered with the Golden, Lakewood, Westminster, and Wheatridge to develop 5 articles, one for each week this month, on what we think are the top things you should know about cybersecurity.
Sensitive information is data that must be protected from unauthorized access to safeguard the privacy or security of the individual or organization. There are legal and regulatory definitions of sensitive information that include healthcare data and financial information, social security and driver’s license numbers. There are business definitions of sensitive information that include mergers, acquisitions, and intellectual property. There are also unique and personal definitions of sensitive information that include any information that if lost, compromised, or disclosed could result in harm, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual.
In general terms, sensitive information is any information that could be used to conduct identity theft, blackmail, stalking, or other crimes against an individual and this is information we should protect both at home and at work.
While it might feel daunting, there is actually quite a bit you can do to protect your sensitive information. This article has 101 tips for protecting your sensitive information:
Here are my 5 top recommendations: