Finding sensitive data

Once a data model has been created on BizDataXPortal, using BizDataX Portal discoverers, depending on the database analyzers, one can find places where sensitive data may be located.

Finding sensitive data is performed on BizDataX Portal and consists of two essential parts:

  • Discovery rules
  • Discovery findings
Table of contents
Discovery rules
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Discovery findings
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Discovery rules

Picture steps for Discovery rules

The discovery rules are used to define what kind of data should discoverers search for during sensitive data discovery.

To start defining the discovery rules, on navigation menu select 'Sensitive data and discovery --> Rules' or select icon on Sensitive data and discovery panel on project's dashboard screen.

Manage discovery rules

To create a discovery rule, click the Create rule (plus) button in the upper-right corner.

New discovery rule

Enter the Name and select the First name as a discoverer. Selected discoverer finds data matching any first name in the lookup list. Define a discovery scope by selecting the previously created data source and environment, and commit.

Create discovery rule

Run the sensitive data discovery by selecting an option from table menu.

Run discovery

Monitor the execution of the process on the screen that is opened.

Discovery process

The sensitive data discovery process found 13 sensitive data candidates.

Execution completed

The next chapter includes analysis of the results found and manual determination of whether a particular sensitive data is really sensitive or not.

Video steps for Discovery rules

Discovery findings

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The discovery findings represent sensitive data candidates that can be manually marked as sensitive or not sensitive data.

To see discovery findings, on navigation menu select 'Sensitive data and discovery --> Findings'

Manage discovery findings

Mark individual findings as sensitive or not sensitive after reviewing more details about each individual finding: scope, sample data values, and their frequency, and other displayed data. Currently, the scope is sufficient to conclude that sensitive data are the first and third finding so that only they need to be marked.

Edit discovery findings

To see quick individual details of a finding, just select the row by left-clicking on mouse.

Quick individual details

To see sample data of an individual finding select Expand sample data from table menu. Pop-up window with Sample data will be open.

Expand sample data

Having at least one finding marker as sensitive is a precondition for creating a specification.

Video steps for Discovery findings