Static and Dynamic Data Masking Explained


Foundational Refreshed: 23 February 2017 | Published: 20 October 2015 ID: G00292068

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Summary

Data masking can dynamically or statically protect sensitive data by replacing it with fictitious data that looks realistic to prevent data loss in different use cases. This research will aid CISOs in selecting the appropriate technologies for their needs.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • How Data Masking Works
    • Static and Dynamic Masking Are Two Distinct Technologies
      • Static Data Masking
      • Dynamic Data Masking
      • Data Masking Criteria
    • Deploy DDM and SDM When Protecting Production and Nonproduction Environments
      • Finding the Right Balance Between Privacy/Secrecy and Utility in Data Masking Techniques
      • Identifying the Proper Use Case for Each Technology
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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