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.

Initial Assessment process

Share the installation and execution manual along with the data discovery tool, assissting them setup the initial scan.

Inital 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.

Confirmatory Assessment

After 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.

Final Reporting

Based on the test results of the confirmatory assessment, a Pass/Fail report is issued.

Best scanning practices

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

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