Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tokenization - A Solution to Data Loss

Many stories in recent years have featured the loss of sensitive data of clients or customers. Often this data involves credit card numbers and the like. Because of the frequency of these events, enterprises have been strengthening their security, particularly as it relates to mobile units, like laptops and smart phones.

A recent trend in protecting sensitive data being held by an enterprise is the use of tokenization. This involves saving the data in a separate secure server, called a vault, and then substituting a random number for the data within the enterprise records. With this approach, the data cannot be found on the records.

Tokenization is increasingly viewed as a useful approach to securing the system against sensitive data loss. To read more, please click here.

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