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Personal Identity Information and Sensitive Data on the Web

The incidences of computer theft and data breaches in the news are alarming. The campus community must ensure that sensitive information is stored and transmitted securely to avoid such occurrence of such events here at LBCC. It is important for all those with access to sensitive LBCC data take active measures to protect information and maintain its security.

Of particular concern is identity-related information that can be used for identity theft and includes names in combination with:

Full Social Security number (SSN)
Date of Birth
Driver's License number
Credit card number

While collection of this information is commonplace for students and employees, the means to obtain the information as well as storing the information must be secured. For example, collecting this information using email is highly unsecured.

Beware of personal data or sensitive information on:


  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Servers
  • Personal or home computers used for Campus business
  • Portable electronic devices such as Blackberrys, PDAs, and other mobile devices.
  • Removable media, such as CDs/DVDs, flash drives, disks and backup tapes.
Look for campus-related personal identity or sensitive information in email containing, but
 not limited to, the following types of information:


Personnel or academic related spreadsheets, databases, and files
Student records
Downloads from Peoplesoft Systems or Datawarehouse
Financial spreadsheets
Electronic versions of intellectual property

If you have any questions regarding information security, please contact ACIT.