Using the code in the back of your book “CliftonStrengths for Students” take the assessment. The results will give you your signature strengths. Using the 4-Box report, complete the following:

Assignment: Self Assessment


Using the code in the back of your book “CliftonStrengths for Students” take the assessment. The results will give you your signature strengths. Using the 4-Box report, complete the following:


Purpose: What is the purpose of the CliftonStrengths assessment and what was your outcomes?

Preview: Identify three strengths that you had the highest level of agreement with (even if you didn’t think any apply, choose the ones that were close)

Details: Review the three strengths if you could relate and if any of the action plans work for you.

Review: Identify your level of agreement with the overall test and if you plan to follow up on any of the action plans.


Purpose: This assessment is to raise self-awareness and provide means of self-management.

Criteria: 4-Box report


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Because many of your CliftonStrengths responses were neutral, the themes listed are based only on the pairs of descriptors to which you did respond with something other than a neutral response.

Some people do not choose one descriptor from any given pair because they feel that neither — or both — descriptors fit them well. While this is acceptable, it does mean that any feedback you might receive that is based on these results may not be as personalized as it would be if your results were stronger.

Please keep this in mind when you consider how well you feel your top five themes describe you.

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1. Harmony 2. Responsibility 3. Consistency 4. Empathy 5. Achiever 6. Relator 7. Focus 8. Developer 9. Belief 10. Deliberative


11. Self-Assurance 12. Command 13. Discipline 14. Analytical 15. Restorative 16. Positivity 17. Arranger 18. Includer 19. Activator 20. Futuristic 21. Adaptability 22. Learner 23. Significance 24. Context 25. Competition 26. Woo 27. Ideation 28. Strategic 29. Maximizer 30. Communication 31. Input 32. Intellection 33. Connectedness 34. Individualization

You lead with Executing CliftonStrengths themes.

EXECUTING themes help you make things happen.

INFLUENCING themes help you take charge, speak up and make sure others are heard.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING themes help you build strong relationships that hold a team together.

STRATEGIC THINKING themes help you absorb and analyze information that informs better decisions.


Your CliftonStrengths 34 Results You are uniquely powerful. Your distinct CliftonStrengths 34 profile sets you apart from everyone else. This is your talent DNA, shown in rank order based on your responses to the assessment.

Use this report to make the most of your strongest CliftonStrengths themes, navigate the rest and maximize your infinite potential:

• Read and reflect on your results to understand what you naturally do best.

• Learn how to apply your strongest CliftonStrengths every day.

• Share your results with others to create stronger relationships and improve teamwork.

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1. Harmony 2. Responsibility 3. Consistency 4. Empathy 5. Achiever 6. Relator 7. Focus 8. Developer 9. Belief 10. Deliberative

The CliftonStrengths at the top of your profile are the most powerful. These themes represent how you are uniquely talented. They are the starting point for living your strongest life possible.

Develop these CliftonStrengths to maximize your potential Your greatest chance to succeed — at work or anywhere else — lies in strengthening what you naturally do best and doing more of it.

Start with your top five. They are your most powerful natural talents.

1. Read everything about your top CliftonStrengths. To make the most of your talents, you first need to understand them and how to describe them to others.

2. Reflect on who you are. Think about your experiences, your motivations and how you see yourself. Then, consider how your CliftonStrengths shape you: what you do, how you do it and why.

3. Use these CliftonStrengths every day. Start with the suggestions in this report for applying your most powerful CliftonStrengths.

4. Watch out for blind spots. Sometimes how you exhibit your strongest CliftonStrengths can cause unintended negative misperceptions. Read the “What Is a Weakness?” section to learn more about preventing your strongest CliftonStrengths from getting in your way.

Then focus on your CliftonStrengths 6-10. Apply the same strategies to make the most of your next five CliftonStrengths. You will excel and become the absolute best version of yourself when you take a strengths-based approach to your life. Do more of what you do best, and you’ll feel more engaged, empowered and energized.

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You look for consensus. You don’t enjoy conflict; rather, you seek areas of agreement.


These personalized Strengths Insights are specific to your CliftonStrengths results.

It’s very likely that you may be thrilled when people acknowledge your practical, realistic, and straightforward thinking style. They might rely on you to deal evenhandedly with everyone involved in a project. Maybe they realize you can keep misunderstandings to a minimum. Perhaps you feel good when you help your teammates, coworkers, classmates, friends, or family members behave respectfully and work cooperatively.

Chances are good that you occasionally exert physical effort or expend mental energy to attain certain kinds of goals. Finishing assignments by the end of the day may exhilarate you. You might carry your share of the workload as long as the tasks are evenly distributed among people. If you can control the quality or the quantity of your outcomes, you might thrive. Perhaps you perform better, faster, or more efficiently when you are free to work on your own.

Driven by your talents, you may detect impending conflict sooner than some people do. Perhaps this awareness can be attributed to your insights into what specific individuals think or feel. Before issues escalate to a boiling point — that is, get out of hand — you might direct others’ attention to the few areas where they already share the same points of view.

By nature, you might engage some individuals in friendly and matter-of-fact conversations when the situation demands it. Perhaps being uniformly sociable and responsive to certain types of people is practical in your opinion.

Because of your strengths, you may feel content when you are surrounded by practical, credible, and experienced specialists. Sometimes they help you find the right answers to your questions or the correct solutions for your problems. With their help, you might increase your accuracy and increase your likelihood of pleasing people.

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You are naturally practical and prefer emotional balance. You can prevent arguments before they start by quickly helping others find common ground and a resolution.


Help others find common ground through practical solutions.

• Build a network of people with different perspectives whom you can rely on when you need expertise. Your openness to other viewpoints will help you learn.

• Increase unity by increasing the number of voices. When people are arguing, ask others to share their thoughts. You are more likely to find areas where all parties can agree when you have more perspectives.

• Polish your talents by taking a conflict-resolution course. The skills and knowledge you gain will combine with your talents to create a strength in handling conflicts.

• Avoid roles, situations and environments that require you to confront people every day. For example, making sales based on cold calls or highly competitive classes or workplaces will likely frustrate and upset you.

• Emphasize the value of reaching consensus when you work with others. Help them see the practical side of things. This is often the starting point of agreement.


• In your desire to move conversations toward practical and common-sense decisions, you may frustrate those who want to share broader ideas and opinions. Allow others to express their ideas fully before bringing them back to the task at hand.

• You may instinctively downplay confrontational situations and try to suppress others from openly airing their ideas and emotions. Recognize and accept that there will be times when conflict is inevitable and that some people will revel in it.

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2. Responsibility HOW YOU CAN THRIVE

You take psychological ownership of what you say you will do. You are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.


These personalized Strengths Insights are specific to your CliftonStrengths results.

Chances are good that you may feel pleased with yourself and life in general when you do certain tasks correctly or behave in accordance with your core values.

Driven by your talents, you might ensure that you do the right thing simply to avoid feeling you have done something wrong. Maybe you regret making a mistake, violating a rule, breaking a trust, or producing poor results. Perhaps this explains why you set especially high standards for yourself.

Instinctively, you may be attracted to individuals whose honesty and integrity are above reproach. Perhaps you seek to penalize people who betray trust by taking things without permission.

Because of your strengths, you may strive to do tasks correctly the first time. It makes no sense to you to quickly do an assignment just so you can announce, “I finished first.” Quality probably is one of your top priorities.

By nature, you might choose your friends with care and caution. Some of these individuals may share your reputation for doing exactly what they say they will do. Perhaps your most enduring friendships are built on this foundation of mutual trust.


You have a deep sense of dedication and feel ownership for your commitments. You are a person of your word, and others know they can rely on and trust you.

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Take ownership for the things that matter most to you.

• Always check your schedule and to-do list before taking on a new request. This will help you realistically meet all of your commitments without overworking yourself and demonstrate to others that you are serious about your responsibilities.

• Align yourself with those who share your sense of commitment. You will thrive when you are surrounded by others who take their responsibilities as seriously as you do.

• Be an ethical watchdog for your school, organization or community by taking action to eliminate and prevent any unethical behavior you see.

• Let your teacher or manager know that your natural sense of responsibility gives you an exceptional capacity to function independently.

• Be selective. Because you are instinctively responsible, it might be difficult for you to refuse requests from others. Sometimes you need to remind yourself to say no.


• Because you find it difficult to turn down others’ requests, sometimes you overcommit. Try to manage your Responsibility talents by giving up something before you take on a new task.

• Too many obligations can keep you from spending time with the most important people in your life. Remember that sometimes, no is the best answer for the health of your relationships.

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3. Consistency HOW YOU CAN THRIVE

You are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. You crave stable routines and clear rules and procedures that everyone can follow.


These personalized Strengths Insights are specific to your CliftonStrengths results.

Driven by your talents, you might consider yourself a no-nonsense, practical thinker. Some people have called your approach businesslike. Perhaps you have a reputation for pointing out things others fail to notice.

By nature, you might be pleased with yourself when you deliver the kind of results you know you are capable of producing. Perhaps what you think of your progress matters more to you than what others might think of it.

Chances are good that you attempt to deal evenhandedly with all individuals. Possibly you aim to be consistent over time in how you apply certain rules, regulations, or policies. You might be careful not to play favorites. Perhaps you guard against giving one person advantages or opportunities that are denied to everyone else.

It’s very likely that you sometimes view your life more favorably when you can say, “I gave that project my best effort, and I am pleased about the things I did right.”

Because of your strengths, you sometimes feel a bit more confident about yourself and life in general when you finish every task you have been assigned by the end of the day. Perhaps you complete your work because you do not want to upset anyone, or because you do not want to take advantage of anyone — or simply because you want everyone, including yourself, to be happy.


You can easily and quickly make judgments and create systems that are fair to everyone. As a result, others know what to expect from you.

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Create fair systems to establish and build trust.

• Look for opportunities at work or in your community to help disadvantaged people get the platform they need to show their true potential. Your talent to quickly and easily make judgments that are fair to everyone helps ensure equality.

• Always stand up for what you believe, even in the face of strong resistance. Others will appreciate your commitment to consistency between what you promise and what you deliver.

• Create simple rules and boundaries that help people know what is expected and how they need to operate in ambiguous situations. Your talent for making things fair and equal creates stability and clarity.

• Cultivate a reputation for being the conscience of the groups you belong to. Make sure that those who truly perform well get the respect they deserve.

• Use your Consistency talents when you have to give someone unpleasant news. You are good at helping others understand the rationale behind difficult decisions, which will make the news easier on them — and you.


• You are so committed to treating each person the same that you might forget that no two people are alike. Remember that different things motivate different people, and everyone has their own way of thinking and relating to others.

• You may see yourself as a guardian of what is right and a champion against special treatment. Realize that others may reject you for assuming that responsibility and will want to bend the rules for the greater good.

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You can sense other people’s feelings by imagining yourself in others’ lives or situations.


These personalized Strengths Insights are specific to your CliftonStrengths results.

Instinctively, you bring a certain degree of awareness about human behavior to the classroom, laboratory, seminar, playing field, or tutoring session. Perhaps you tune in to what individuals are thinking or feeling at a particular moment. These insights might make you a better educator.

Chances are good that you may experience a feeling of exhilaration each time you brighten someone’s day. Perhaps your buoyant and cheerful demeanor — that is, outward behavior — enhances your own as well as others’ quality of life.

Driven by your talents, you occasionally interpret the moods of people. Perhaps you sense what they are thinking or feeling at the moment they experience an event, overhear a comment, reach a goal, or make a mistake.

By nature, you sometimes are alert to the unexpected ideas or feelings contained in the words of an individual. Perhaps your awareness of what is and is not said prompts certain people to come to you. Maybe they have a story to tell. Occasionally they need to vent their frustrations. Periodically they want to test theories or plans. Maybe you honor the natural desire of human beings to be heard without interruption.

Because of your strengths, you may realize people feel most visible or valuable when another person puts everything aside to hear what they have to say. Perhaps the importance you attach to heeding the spoken word allows certain individuals to finally sense that someone understands what they are experiencing.


You have great emotional depth. Your awareness of the expression, value and implications of others’ emotions makes them feel like you understand them.

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Appreciate and refine your gift for understanding others’ thoughts and feelings.

• Create a list of great questions that help others describe their emotions and experiences. Experiment using these questions with friends. Refine your list by keeping the questions that best help others express their thoughts and feelings.

• Practice refining the words you use to name your own feelings as well as those you observe in others. Try this: Journal your emotions for one week. Stop throughout the day to capture what you are feeling. Try to use different words to describe your experience each time.

• Be sure to decompress at the end of each day. Develop a routine that allows you to unwind and relax. If you don’t, at times, the depth of your emotions might overwhelm or drain you.

• Refine your nonverbal communication. Sometimes it is better to be silent. You have the talent to show other people that you know how they feel without saying a word.

• Act quickly and firmly if people are behaving in a way that is unhealthy for them or those around them. Understanding individuals’ emotional states does not mean that you must excuse their behavior.


• Pay attention to your energy levels. Constantly experiencing others’ emotions can be draining, so try to occasionally disconnect from all the emotions so you don’t get burned out.

• Because you are so sensitive to others’ emotions, some people might think you are prying or overinvolved in their lives. Be careful not to overstep when others prefer to keep their feelings to themselves.

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You work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. You take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.


These personalized Strengths Insights are specific to your CliftonStrengths results.

It’s very likely that you may check and double check your work. You need to periodically ensure everything is in order. Perhaps you adopt a serious-minded approach when evaluating the accuracy of particular reports, research results, evidence, data, or facts.

By nature, you periodically choose to spend many hours laboring on assignments. Perhaps you refuse to be limited to an eight-hour workday or a 40-hour work week. When you are free to toil as long as you think is necessary, you might feel you can reach your desired goal.

Chances are good that you periodically devote your energy, intelligence, and time to fixing things about yourself. Perhaps you are inclined to concentrate on acquiring skills you do not naturally possess. You might aim to conquer some of your shortcomings.

Driven by your talents, you may be described as an industrious and no-nonsense person. When you have a goal, you try to reach it. When you have a problem to solve, you first try to break it into parts. When you have a major decision to make, you try to study the facts from a variety of angles.

Because of your strengths, you may work earnestly for an authority figure when that person takes an interest in you. You sometimes do only what is expected when teachers, coaches, or supervisors treat you like an underling, consider you hired help, or ignore you.


You love to complete tasks, and your accomplishments fulfill you. You have a strong inner drive — an innate source of intensity, energy and power that motivates you to work hard to get things done.

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Bring intensity and effort to the most important areas of your life.

• Set challenging goals. Take advantage of your self-motivation with a more ambitious goal every time you finish a project.

• Take time to celebrate each success before moving on to your next item or task, even for just a few minutes.

• Limit your commitments to projects or assignments that align with your highest priorities as much as you can.

• Be sure to take regular breaks, even though you might be naturally equipped to work harder and longer than others.

• Make sure your to-do lists include tasks and responsibilities beyond work.


• You might get frustrated when others don’t work as hard as you do, and they might see you as too demanding. Remember that not everyone has the same high expectations for themselves or is driven to work as hard as you are.

• Your pressing need to get things done might cause you to take on projects or agree to deadlines before you know everything that’s involved. Before you commit to something, make sure you have the time and resources you need to do it right.

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You enjoy close relationships with others. You find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.


You naturally form genuine and mutually rewarding one-on-one relationships. Your authenticity allows you to build close, long-lasting connections that foster trust and confidence.


Connect deeply with the right people to gain friends for life.

• Try to get one-on-one time with people, rather than attempting to connect with them in a group. This will help you build the deeper and trusting relationships you value most.

• Stay in contact with your friends, no matter how busy you are. Your closest relationships energize you.

• Make sure people know that you are more interested in their character and personality than in their status or job title. You might serve as a model for others.


• Because Relators typically do not trust others implicitly and people have to earn your trust over time, some may think you are hard to get to know. Be aware of this perception with new people you meet as well as with the people you see every day.

• Your tendency to spend more time with the people you know best might give the impression that you are exclusive or unfriendly to those outside your inner circle. Consider that you might be missing out on the benefits of widening the circle and getting to know more people.

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You can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. You prioritize, then act.


You have a powerful ability to prioritize, set goals and work efficiently. You avoid time- consuming distractions and stay on track toward an overall objective.


Set specific goals with timelines to motivate yourself.

• Attach timelines and measurements to your goals, and keep track of your progress. Regularly meeting your objectives will prove that you are moving forward and inspire you to do more.

• Try putting a daily “power hour” of complete focus on your calendar each week. During this hour, turn off all your social media alerts, get away from your email, find a committed space and work toward one important goal — and nothing else.

• Write down your goals and refer to them often. You will feel more in control of your life.


• You may focus so intently on your own work that you don’t notice when goals and priorities change. Remember to occasionally stop what you’re doing so you can re-evaluate your objectives.

• When you are absorbed in something, you may be slow to respond to others’ immediate needs and appear emotionally distant. Acknowledge that sometimes, you will have to stop and respond to interruptions from the important people in your life.

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You recognize and cultivate the potential in others. You spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.


You see the raw potential in people and even small signs of progress as you actively invest in their development. Your encouragement helps others learn, grow and improve.


Recognize and cultivate the potential in others.

• Make a list of people you would like to coach or mentor — people whose potential, signs of growth and strengths you have noticed. Offer to meet with them regularly, even if only for a few minutes, to discuss their goals and strengths.

• Call, text or email people who need your encouragement the most. Your natural ability to nurture and inspire might be just what they need to hear.

• Try not to spend all your time encouraging people who are consistently struggling in their role. Sometimes the best developmental action is to help them find a different role — one that fits.


• You may become overinvested in someone’s development and feel personally responsible if they are struggling. Accept that sometimes, the best option is for them to find their own path forward.

• Be careful not to devote so much time to other people that you forget to invest in your own development. Remember that you can’t help others if you don’t take time to work on yourself.


Purpose: What is the purpose of the CliftonStrengths assessment and what was your outcomes?


The CliftonStrengths assessment is a personalized action plan that helps you achieve your personal best in the work space. It’s designed to help you maximize your talents and improve in areas of opportunity — all to help you achieve your personal best in the work space.

The purpose of CliftonStrengths is to help you maximize your talents and improve in areas of opportunity — all to help you achieve your personal best in the work space.

The purpose of CliftonStrengths is to help you maximize your talents and improve in areas of opportunity — all to help you achieve your personal best in the work space.

CliftonStrengths assessments are designed to provide insight into how people think about themselves and others, as well as their strengths, weaknesses and motivations. They also provide an opportunity for self-reflection on one’s life experiences that shape who we are today (including job performance). The assessment provides a deeper understanding of what makes each person unique so that they can better understand their own unique skills & abilities; develop new ways of thinking about yourself; discover areas where improvement could be made; make more informed decisions about career choices; find fulfillment at work by being more productive/engaging at work through developing new skill sets etc…

What was my outcomes?

My top 5 themes are: Input, Intellection, Analytical, Ideation and Learner.

I have been able to identify my strengths and weaknesses through this assessment. This has helped me to develop a plan for the future which I feel will help me achieve my goals in life.

Input, which describes people who are energized by acquiring knowledge.

Input, which describes people who are energized by acquiring knowledge.

People who like to read, learn, and listen. They are curious and enjoy learning new things. They are interested in the world around them; they love to learn new things; they are always asking questions.

Intellection, which describes people who enjoy a good conversation about complex topics.

The Intellection theme is a great way to understand what motivates and inspires you. If you’re an introvert, this theme might mean that you prefer quiet time with yourself or sharing ideas with others. If you’re an extrovert, it might mean that your most important goal in life is connecting with other people and exploring the world around them.

In the following sections we’ll explore how each of these themes can be used as a tool for self-improvement:

Introversion – As an introvert myself (I’m glad there’s a word for “quiet”), I’ve found it helpful to take breaks from socializing in order to recharge my batteries and focus on what matters most: myself! It also helps me remember why I enjoy being alone so much: because there are times when my mind needs some quiet time alone—whether it be while studying or reading something new—and even when surrounded by friends at social events like parties or weddings where everyone else seems so happy all at once; those moments feel special too because they remind me that life isn’t about achieving perfection every single day (which would make us boring).

Learner, which describes people who love to learn.

The learner is a person who loves to learn. This describes the person who wants to learn more, and they are always looking for ways to do so. They are curious and want to discover new things in their life.

Analytical, which describes people who look at problems from many angles and can identify cause-and-effect relationships.

Analytical is a type of StrengthsFinder assessment that identifies the best way to gather data and analyze it. This assessment uses questions about what you know about yourself, as well as how you make decisions and solve problems. The result is an accurate picture of your strengths, which can be used to guide future performance improvement efforts in your work environment or personal life.

Ideation, which describes people who generate ideas easily.

Ideation is the process of generating ideas. In fact, ideation is a skill that can be learned, and it’s a critical one for any leader or entrepreneur. The ability to generate creative ideas is something we all need in our lives—and not just because it helps us come up with better ways to do things (like improve our productivity). It also helps us grow as people and develop into well-rounded individuals who see their own potential beyond what they’ve been told they’re capable of achieving thus far.

The assessment spotlights your top five most significant themes out of 34 possible ones – the ones that best describe you — and gives you a personalized action plan for success.

The CliftonStrengths assessment is a free, online assessment that takes about 20 minutes to complete. It helps you identify your top five most significant themes out of 34 possible ones – the ones that best describe you — and gives you a personalized action plan for success.

The assessment includes multiple-choice questions about your background, values and beliefs; personality traits; strengths (e.g., courage); negative patterns (e.g., perfectionism); habits; activities; relationships with yourself or others in life; work ethic and other characteristics related to being successful in business or at home life


In summary, CliftonStrengths is an assessment designed to help you find your strengths and learn how to use them in the best way possible. The assessment takes about 20 minutes to complete and involves answering 26 questions about your values, personality traits, interests and career goals. Once you’ve completed the assessment, we’ll send you a report that highlights our findings along with a personalized action plan for success.


Description of the data breach (see attached file), including outcomes for the affected organization(e.g., regulatory and financial)


A data breach is a security incident that compromises the confidentiality, integrity or availability of data. It can cause significant financial harm to an organization and its customers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) oversees the industry standards for data security by issuing guidelines and best practices for companies in different industries to follow when protecting their customers’ personal information. For example, many banks have been penalized because they didn’t properly protect customer records from hackers who stole more than 80 million credit card numbers between 2005-2012.

What happened?

As you know, your company experienced a data breach in October of this year. The hack resulted in the theft of consumer and employee information including names, addresses and phone numbers.

In addition to reporting this incident to law enforcement agencies and regulators (such as the Federal Trade Commission), we have taken measures to improve our security practices on behalf of our customers. We have implemented new technology that will prevent future breaches from occurring at all; however, this is only one step toward preventing future breaches from happening again in the future.

We are committed to making sure that no one else suffers through what we did by implementing new technologies that will allow us to control access rights within our system so no unauthorized person can access sensitive information without authorization—especially when it comes down to protecting consumers’ personal information!

Lessons learned

Data breaches are inevitable.

Data breaches can be prevented, detected and remediated.

Containment is the best approach to tackling a data breach—it prevents exposure of personal information to unauthorized users or machines that do not need access to sensitive information. However, if containment fails and there is no way to recover from the damage caused by theft of sensitive data (e.g., financial records), then you have lost control over your most important asset: yourself!


The best way to protect your organization is to be prepared for the worst. It’s important to keep up with the latest security news, stay informed about threats and vulnerabilities, and make sure you have a plan in place.

Be proactive about security: Get an annual assessment from a qualified third-party auditor that includes an analysis of all aspects of your security strategy (e.g., data loss prevention). The results should be shared with all employees so they can identify gaps in their knowledge base or practices that need improvement.*

Keep up-to-date on developments within your industry: Monitor events related to cybersecurity by following industry groups like ISACA (International Society for Accreditation), CA/Browser Forum (CAB Forum), CERT/CC and others; attend conferences where relevant topics may be discussed; participate actively in discussions regarding new standards or regulations being developed such as ISO 27001 because these will affect how businesses operate today – tomorrow!

PCI Data Security Standard.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card data. The standard was created by the PCI SSC and it’s intended to reduce credit card fraud.

The purpose of the PCI DSS is to help ensure that the organizations you interact with are taking all necessary steps to prevent unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your organization’s personal information stored on their systems. This includes protecting against all types of cyberattacks, including phishing attacks and viruses, spyware/malware infections and more as well as keeping up-to-date with technology advancements like cloud computing services which allow hackers easier access into your networked devices than ever before possible!


We think this is an excellent example of how a data breach can lead to financial, regulatory and reputational consequences. In the case of this company, its customers were hit with a PCI breach that resulted in the loss of valuable personal information such as credit card numbers and social security numbers. However, the company also suffered from losing its brand identity as well (see Figure 1).

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