One of the primary uses of IRI FieldShield is to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data in database or flat-file columns. FieldShield relies on a passphrase to derive a symmetrical encryption key used at encryption and decryption time.
This is an introduction to IRI CellShield. Subsequent blogs will demonstrate the different functions in CellShield: data masking, encryption, and pseudonymization. If you’re interested in finding, classifying, or masking PII in databases or flat files, check out IRI FieldShield.
According to Trent Henry of the Burton Group,
Data protection needs to take into account both internal and external threats, including those against critical database and application resources.
The protection of sensitive information and data loss prevention (DLP) are critical elements of modern data governance. IRI’s FieldShield is a uniquely versatile tool for securing sensitive fields in database tables and flat files with a choice of protections that operate according to business rules to de-identify or remove individualizing characteristics, without cutting off access to the rest of the data or changing their basic appearance.