IAEE White Paper Addresses Personally Identifiable Information and Data Security

February 8, 2018

Today, 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
  • 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.

About IAEE

Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, a2z, Inc., BearCom, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Delta Airlines, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center, Streampoint Solutions and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.

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