The military's use of service members' Social Security numbers and other forms of personal identifiable information places them at a higher risk of identity theft than the population at large, a paper written by four senior Army officer says.
"We use the Social Security number in every aspect, both mundane and sensitive," says Conti, coauthor of a report on the military's use of personal identifiable information. "It's everywhere, so we're courting disaster in how we us it."
Here are a dozen misuses of personally identifiable information within the American military, according to the paper. entitled The Military's Cultural Disregard for Personal Information, published by four senior military officers.
Unfettered access to state data "is the kind of stuff that causes me to lose sleep at night," Delaware CSO Elayne Starkey says, in explaining new, stringent rules to let employees use their own smart phones to access state networks.
No one knows risk better than the internal auditor, and so no individual has a better opportunity to add risk management value to organizations, says Richard Chambers, president of the Institute of Internal Auditors.