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How Data Masking Is Evolving to Protect Data From Insiders and Outsiders

Published: 28 November 2016

ID: G00309376

Analyst(s): Marc-Antoine Meunier


Data breaches continue to harm organizations and highlight the need for effective data protection. Security and risk management leaders should ensure that data masking is part of their organizations' security and compliance technology portfolio and look for new opportunities to reduce data exposure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Look Beyond SDM
  • Mask Data in the Big Data Platforms
  • Mask Unstructured Content
  • Evaluate Reidentification Risks
  • Consider Copy Data Virtualization With Data Masking
  • Consider Format-Preserving Encryption and Tokenization

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