Data Discovery Scan

Data Discovery is used to detect and identify the storage of plaintext sensitive information such as Card Holder Data (CHD), Aadhaar card data (Indian citizens unique identification number) or any sensitive stored information within the scoped environment or the systems in the scope for the scan. It is an in-house & robust software, which is capable of scanning a large amount of flat file data and data stored in database systems.

QRC RSMA is an inhouse & robust software application that enables the user to scan servers, desktops, laptops or servers located in on-premise or cloud environment to perform the scan on file systems and users can also scan various database systems like MySQL, Cloud database systems etc. and database technologies.

Methodology

  • Pre-engagement phase

    Scope definition of the assessment to understand which type of assessment, i.e. Card Data Discovery or Aadhaar card data discovery and which systems should be in consideration for the assessment.

  • Assessment process

    Provide the organization with the installation and execution manual along with the data discovery tool and provide a data discovery scan report after the evaluation of the scan results is complete.

  • Reporting

    Share the identified directory locations along with the type of data, i.e., Card data or Aadhar data along with the masked identified number.

  • Re-assessment

    SAfter the reported plaintext data is deleted or stored securely via encryption techniques, the system is re-tested to validate the applied fix for the identified plaintext data.

  • Best scanning practices

    Observe the best scanning practice period of 30 days, recommending that organizations should perform all scans and re-scans should within 30 days.

benefits

  • Extract and realize insights from the data stored in the critical systems.

  • Automated report to assist in meeting compliance requirements with ease.

  • Meet industry security standards and comply with PCI DSS etc.

  • Improvised validation algorithms eliminate false positives.

  • User-defined search criteria and functionalities to schedule periodic scans.

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