"Data Security" white paper for exhibition industry
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) released a 17-page report titled, Personally Identifiable Information - Data Security, providing a thorough overview of various aspects and considerations regarding personally identifiable information (PII) for the non-technical reader.
“How data is handled should be a high-level priority for all exhibition industry organizations. Understanding the importance of PII and the many considerations in securing the safety of your organization’s systems is complex,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “Our goal is for this report to serve as a helpful resource for both IT staff, as well as the layperson, in understanding what PII is and steps to take in protecting data.”
Personally Identifiable Information – Data Security resulted from the collaborative work of the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) subcommittee within the IAEE Technologies Committee, and addresses the following topics: Types of Data and Categorization; Governance and Training; Data Ownership; Identity Access and Management; Integrations; Data in Motion; Data at Rest; Internal Security Controls; and Onsite Considerations.
“To everyone but the most experienced security professional, cybersecurity seems like the Wild West cloaked in a unique language of its own,” said IAEE Technologies Subcommittee – PII Data Security Chairperson Brian Scott, CIO. “With the critical nature of these risks, it’s important that every professional have at least a cursory understanding of the concepts included under the wide umbrella of information security. To help IAEE members understand these concepts, I was pleased to lead a subcommittee of the Technologies Committee to consolidate and explain the basic fundamentals of data security.”
As a service to the exhibitions and events industry, IAEE is making this important report available at no cost. Click here to download Personally Identifiable Information – Data Security from the IAEE website.