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Static and Dynamic Data Masking Explained

Published: 20 October 2015

ID: G00292068

Analyst(s): Marc-Antoine Meunier , Ayal Tirosh

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
  • Key Challenges

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

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