CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q319

End-user awareness training for handling sensitive personally identifiable information would include secure storage and transmission of customer:

A. Date of birth.
B. First and last name.
C. Phone number.
D. Employer name.

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Personally identifiable information (PII) is a catchall for any data that can be used to uniquely identify an individual. This data can be anything from the person’s name to a fingerprint (think biometrics), credit card number, or patient record. Date of birth is personally identifiable information.

Incorrect Answers:
B, C, D: First and last names, phone numbers and employer name is shared information.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 404