Many of our clients continue to restructure their organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, they have to restructure their IT support. With the change in the technology landscape, additional cyber-related challenges have arisen. Among those is the ability to protect personally identifiable data (PII) at rest and in transit. Under the current pandemic, remote workforces are becoming the standard. As a result, the government and corporations alike realize the challenge of protecting data. Sensitive data is being produced and transmitted from personnel in remote locations in greater volumes. 

Today, personnel conducting regular business are more likely to transmit or store sensitive data in a less secure manner. I cannot go as far as to call it a compromise, but it can lead to one.  

Example: How NetCentrics Protects Healthcare PII

The solution NetCentrics implements allows us to scan data at rest and provides opportunities to scan data prepared for transit. We are especially alert looking for, and protecting, Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  

This is crucial because remote workforces will continue to grow. Further, the regulatory mandates to protect personally identifiable data, and other sensitive data, will not go away. 

PII protection is especially necessary and impactful in the healthcare arena. Like our government clients, the healthcare industry requires vigilant data protection. We have a solution in place that is designed specifically to protect HIPAA data that meets all PII DSS and GDPR requirements. NetCentrics, nor any other company, can do IT service delivery, service support, or cybersecurity in the healthcare arena without meeting these requirements. 

NetCentrics builds solutions so that organizations can find and remediate sensitive information across the broadest range of structured and unstructured data repositories. This is data everywhere, whether it’s stored on your servers, on your employees’ devices, or in the cloud. We enable organizations worldwide to seamlessly discover all of their data and comply with GDPR, PCI DSS, CCPA, HIPAA, and other data security standards 

We evaluate over 300 types of data across a spectrum of common access points: the cloud, internal databases, and email.

Our customers meet and exceed requirements to locate and secure PII data. Depending on application this can include additional information on gender, ethnicity, or health status. We build solutions that protect non-PII, but still sensitive, financial data, too 

Next, I will outline some high-level approaches we take to protect PII at rest and in transit on behalf of our customers. 

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