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SecurityMetrics' PIIscan Helps Orgs Locate and Protect Personal Data and Comply with GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA

PIIscan helps organizations find personally identifiable information (PII)

OREM, Utah, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the unrelenting rise in data breaches and cybertheft, organizations need to secure personally identifiable information (PII) more than ever. However, that can be difficult if they're unknowingly storing the sensitive data on their systems.

SecurityMetrics is a global leader in data security that enables businesses of all sizes to comply with government, healthcare, and financial mandates. (PRNewsFoto/SecurityMetrics)

Today, SecurityMetrics announced the release of PIIscan, new data discovery software designed to help organizations discover unencrypted PII, including:

  • US Social Security Numbers (SSN)
  • UK National Insurance Numbers (NINO)
  • Canada Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
  • Australian Tax File Numbers (TFN)
  • Australian Business Numbers (ABN)
  • Payment card data, including primary account numbers (PAN) and magnetic stripe track data

PIIscan helps organizations comply with security standards and mandates, such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—which is set for implementation in May of 2018—as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and HIPAA. The new tool searches computer systems, hard drives, and attached storage devices for unencrypted data. If PIIscan finds any sensitive data, it provides the path to the file location where the information is found.

"Not knowing where your sensitive data is located leaves organizations in a bad position because they simply are not able to protect it.," says Security Analyst Brand Barney. "By using PIIscan along with their regular vulnerability scanning, organizations can boost their data security significantly."  

PIIscan users can configure the tool to search—or not search—for spaces and dashes, graphic files, and image and executable files. PIIscan can also run in "forensics mode" to maintain last access dates on files.

Product Manager Kai Whitaker says, "PIIscan is designed to be quick, small, and powerful. Organizations find value and increase their security through the effective scanning that PIIscan provides."

For more information, visit securitymetrics.com/pii-data-discovery  

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About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI level 4 compliance programs, PCI audits, HIPAA audits, GDPR consulting, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.



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