If your computer or external media contracts a computer virus, is lost, stolen or broken into over the network, files containing PII are at risk for theft. A surprising amount of PII may be stored on your computer, external media, or network share drives from daily use. This information can be used to steal not only your money and identity, but also the money and identities of anyone else who either shares your computer or whose sensitive PII you store for WCSU work. And if you do store sensitive PII for WCSU work, the University would be obligated under state law to notify everyone affected by the breach and could potentially be legally liable.
To learn more about different classifications of date, follow this link to our information and system security portal: http://www.wcsu.edu/technology/security/