Closing the Data Privacy Gap: Protecting Sensitive Data in Non-Production Environments
This white paper explains why protecting sensitive information and ensuring privacy have become high priorities. In responding to this issue, data privacy regulations have been enacted around the world. Although the specifics of these regulations may differ, failure to ensure data privacy compliance can result in millions of dollars in financial penalties and jail time. Companies also risk losing customer loyalty and destroying brand equity. The impact is serious enough to put a company out of business. Corporations must protect all sensitive information, whether it resides in a production system or non-production (development, testing and training) environment. Most production environments have established security and access restrictions to protect against data breaches. Standard security measures can be applied at the network level, the application level and the database level.