One of the biggest concerns with releasing a dataset is the risk that a potential attacker can identify the owners of particular records. Even though masking or removing unique identifiers, like names and Social Security Numbers, can reduce that risk substantially, it may still not be enough.
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow at an unbelievable rate, and creates tremendous benefits and opportunities for society. With it grows the demand for products and services that control, manage, and protect the massive amounts of data streaming from all those network-connected devices.
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.