Step by step approach to securing your data
by Naima Houbati
Protecting sensitive data is becoming a critical aspect of any organization’s data processes. Sensitive information, such as financial data, personal information, and confidential business information, must be kept secure to prevent unauthorized access, theft or misuse.
Of course, by implementing robust security measures and technologies, such as data loss prevention tools, network protection, and strong access controls, companies can significantly reduce the risk of a breach and protect sensitive data.
Tokenization can come on top of ‘traditional’ security measures to protect sensitive data, by physically replacing the original data at the database level using a unique identifier or token. This token can be used to revert the process to see the original data on the fly.
Sounds like masking data? Yes and no… While the data remains clear when applying a mask, tokenization physically alters the underneath data… So, it goes one step further than simply masking data.
Detokenization is the process of reversing tokenization by taking the token and returning the original data. This process is typically only done in secure systems where the data is needed for legitimate purposes, such as for a financial transaction.
Codex Consulting prioritizes protection of sensitive data and is dedicated to implementing tokenization and detokenization techniques in a straightforward manner, without the need for complex protocol.
In this blog, ALTR (https://www.altr.com) is the go-to solution for data security, data governance and monitoring. Matillion is the data integration and productivity tool for streamlining data pipelines and delivering promised protection to organizations. Snowflake is the Data Cloud platform on which we want to add another layer of security and protection.