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icaria has participated in expo:QA19

One more year we have attended the expo:QA19 as Sponsor held at IFEMA. There, besides presenting our new features, we have the opportunity of getting in touch with the testing trends and to talk to many QA related people who daily face problems of data management in non-productive environments. It was a very useful meeting, where we had the opportunity to speak with dozens of companies about their problems with data and thank to this, we...

Closing a data masking project

Every project comes to an end and this one could not be less. However, there are some details that must be finalized before taking it to production and releasing it in hands of the client and users. First, let’s define the actual status of the project. We have configured the environments, the Sensitive Data Map is available and ready to be launched at any time, dissociators are configured in Icaria, the segmentation paths, if they...

Will be attending ExpoQA one more year (third in a row)

We have the privilege of attending EXPOQA as Platinum sponsor one more year. In this occasion we'll talk about our four years of experience deploying icaria Mirage as sensitive data masking solution in many important companies in the insurance, finance and health sectors, among others. If you have a challenge to meet with using real data in non-production environments, and need to be GDPR complaint, meet us at our stand and attend our talk. Looking forward...

Subsetting: not the whole database, just part of it

In the previous post we have seen how our tool can transform real data into data that isn’t real but that looks like to use it in nonproductive environments such us QA or development. Now, we are bringing a new feature that, according with our experience, is a great utility when databases have large volumes of data, most of it unnecessary. To understand why it is useful, we must first understand the problem we wish...

It’s time to data mask

In today’s post we are going to explain the dissociation process, but before that, let’s recall how we got here and what is coming now. Documentation request and initial project monitoring meetings. Creation of the Sensitive Data Inventory. Synchronization of the metamodel of the databases in Icaria. Execution and iterations over the Sensitive Data Map. Configuration of the dissociators based on the Map results. First controlled executions in debug mode and without persistence. Execution...

Sensitive Data Map

The Sensitive Data Map is the result of the search for sensitive information that we have covered in the last posts. It offers a model of the candidate fields for dissociation and an essential aid for the subsequent configuration. Also, the Sensitive Data Map presents relevant information about the content of the databases. This post details the last stage of the detection of sensitive information present in the databased to be covered. In the previous...

Analyzing Database content

The last post of the DataMasking Project Diary was about the process of identifying where sensitive data is. As this is a complex topic, we are still missing some more relevant information about how to analyze databases and its content, that is today’s post topic. We want to localize sensitive data. In order to do so, it’s necessary to go through an iterating and incremental process in which we will filter and segregate results...