I'm working on a side project... it's forms with names, address, and other info. One of the fields is SSN.
I plan to encrypt the name and address fields. I can encrypt SSN as well but with all the cyber security issues going on... I'm thinking I shouldn't even store SSN or only store the last 4 digits.
The application will be hosted on a hosting server (ARMOR) eventually.
Any thoughts on if I should store SSN and encrypt or just leave out SSN? users can always search by name.