Data Masking

Organizations protect sensitive information within networks by using perimeter security controls to secure and restrict access to underlying data. However, these controls are no longer relevant once private data has been copied to non-production environments (such as during development, testing or training) where access restrictions are beyond control.

Overview

The latest data security regulations focus on the process of sharing data, as forensics has proven that sensitive data leaks occur because of loose controls during the sharing process. Enforcing strict controls with those you share data with on a daily basis is not an effective strategy. In order to efficiently and effectively protect the data they share, organizations mask production data before it is moved to non-production environments by replacing business confidential information with new realistic data that act as placeholders, while maintaining referential integrity. This is where a Data Masking solution can help safeguard sensitive data by applying secure privacy policies to serve mainly, but not limited to, testing and development needs of production data.

Characteristics

Our Data Masking solutions share the following minimum characteristics:
Simplified Management
Incorporated centralized administration ensures across the board improvements and reduced management costs
Proactive Monitoring & Reporting
Utilizing near real-time audit trail can proactively detect non-compliance and issues with masking policies. Detailed assessment reports and alerts to administrators for vulnerabilities discovered are provided
Deployment Flexibility
The deployment model of the Data Masking solution is designed to fit a customer’s individual organizational characteristics and needs of the existing environment, as a multi-vendor solution
Highly Effective
Capability to align Data Masking rules directly with organizational cybersecurity policy, thus enabling swift and effective deployment of organizational security frameworks

Features

Securing non-production environments
By replacing sensitive data with made-up yet realistic data, Data Masking solutions completely neutralize database security risks while preserving the value of the data for non-production use
Meet Compliance Requirements
Sensitive information such as customer data, employee information and intellectual property, even in non-production environments, is protected. Data Masking solutions ensure that even the non-production data is masked and protected while meeting compliance requirements
Ultra-fast & flexible Data Masking
A Data Masking solution streamlines and executes the end-to-end process of discovering sensitive data while securing it and verifying that all vulnerabilities have been addressed. Masking the data quickly and across every source is a huge benefit
Comprehensive Visibility & Control
Utilizing customizable templates or regular expressions, customers can easily identify and automatically data mask across multiple sources

Deployment

Drawing from our ever-growing expertise, developed through our Technology Risk Solutions and Managed Security Services divisions, we will first assess your organization’s needs based on your existing infrastructure, network architecture, applications and systems’ set up. Once we have a well-rounded understanding, we will propose the best-suited Data Masking solution that fits your environment. Odyssey’s fully customized Data Masking solutions will help you identify which data to mask, where this data resides in your database environment, and the proper masking method.

Remaining Secure

Our suite of post-deployment services is designed to offer further enhancements to your network, systems and applications, as follows:

Maintenance & Support

Integration with ClearSkiesTM NG SIEM with

Big Data Security Analytics

Full-fledged 24/7 Managed & Security Log monitoring

This solution comprises part of the “Test & Assess’’, ‘’Design & Implement”, ‘’Monitor & Respond’’ and ‘’Consulting’’ phases of our Information Security Continuum (ISC).