Take the Content IQ PII Test!

Personal Identity Information The test files on this page all contain simulated (but valid) personal identity information (names, social security numbers, dates). If your network security system claims to be able to detect and prevent the leakage or exfiltation of personal identity information, it should trigger on all of these files.

Note that the objective of this test is to gauge your network security system's ability to detect the transfer of arbitrary personal identity information, not just the PII in these particular test files. So doing things like simple regex matching on the specific names or SSNs in these particular files is not really kosher. What you want to do is set your system up to look for PII assuming you don't have prior knowledge of exactly what PII will be stolen. Good network DLP systems will also include sophisticated mechanisms for reducing false positives.

To test your network security system's ability to detect and prevent the exfiltration of personal identity information (PII):

 

PII Test Files

Set up your network security system and download the test files. You can download the test files either manually or automatically.

 

Manual Download

If you want to do it manually, just click on each of the Test File links in the test groups below and the test files will be downloaded by your browser. Alternatively, you can download all the testfiles in a single archive by clicking on one of the links below.

Click Here to Download all PII Test Files in a Single Zip Archive

Click Here to Download all PII Test Files in a Single Tar Archive

 

Automatic Download

To download the test files individually but automatically, just click on the link below. Note that it will take several seconds to download all the test files, more if your network connection is slow.

Click Here to Download All Test Files Individually Automatically

 

 

Test File 1. Plain text file containing simulated personal identity information (PII). This is the "control file", and the text it contains is called the "control text".

Test File 2. Control text in the body of a Word file.

Test File 3. Control text in the body of a PowerPoint file.

Test File 4. Control text in the body of an Excel file.

Test File 5. Control text in the body of a PDF file.

Test File 6. Control file embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 7. Control file embedded in a Rar archive.

Test File 8. Control file embedded in a Rar archive embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 9. Control text in the body of a Word file embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 10. Control text in the body of a PowerPoint file embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 11. Control text in the body of an Excel file embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 12. Control text in the body of a PDF file embedded in a Zip archive.

Test File 13. Control text in the body of a Word file embedded in a PowerPoint file.

Test File 14. Control text in the body of an Excel file embedded in a PowerPoint file.

Test File 15. Control text in the body of an Excel file in a PowerPoint file in a Zip archive.

Test File 16. Control text in the body of an Excel file in a PowerPoint file in a Zip archive in a Rar archive.

Test File 17. Control text in the body of an Excel file in a PowerPoint file in a multilevel Zip archive.

 

Outbound (Upload) Test

To do an outbound (upload) test, download one of the test files manually and then upload it using this form (choose the file and then click on the Upload button).

 

 

Note: Any files uploaded to the server will be deleted from the server automatically.