PCI Compliance: Protect cardholder data with advanced redaction

As it becomes more and more clear that data breaches are a fact of modern day life, it is also clear we need to think about protecting consumer information in more diverse ways. 

One way to protect data is to simply redact it.  The problem is that the amount and type of information that needs to be redacted is diverse and often changes from state to state. 

Sometimes it might be enough to redact a credit card number.  Other times it may be required to redact dates of birth and consumer addresses.  It’s possible for one workflow you need the first twelve-digits of credit card numbers and DD/MM of birthdays redacted, while in another you need full sixteen-digit card numbers. 

These varying requirements add up to a process that is tedious, time consuming, and therefore costly.  Advanced redaction tools can play an important role in protecting card holder information as well as bringing the cost of doing so down.  By leveraging OCR data and custom rules it is possible to scan sensitive documentation and propose redactions before a human looks at a document.  Redaction rules can be configured by requirement, and can automatically redact a large percentage of documents/data types.  In some cases, it may be possible for redact a large percentage of documents automatically without a person ever having to look at them.  In others, a person would simply need to verify the information was correctly redacted.  The software guides them from sensitive item to sensitive item so they don’t have to spend time manually scanning pages.  The result is a workflow that quickly turns redacted documents around and helps build another layer to keep consumer information safe.  While it is possible for documents to be stolen, if they’ve been redacted using advanced redaction techniques it will be impossible for the sensitive information to be read.

Wisconsin Becomes Technology Hub

Wisconsin Becomes Technology Hub

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn recently announced plans to open a facility. This facility would build LCD screens for computers, televisions, and automobiles. The plans are to build it between Milwaukee and Chicago. The Company has pledged to invest $10 billion dollars to build the factory and have it open by 2020.

Defining Your Implementation Phase for Automated Redaction

    Defining Your Implementation Phase for Automated Redaction

The Implementation Phase is the third step in proceeding with an automated redaction vendor. If you’re in this phase, you’re close to the go-live for your project.

The first thing that you must do in this phase is collect sample documents. This involves gathering random and targeted sample documents in scope for the redaction project. Once your files and samples are gathered, you must send them to your software vendor.

Defining Your Project Plan For Automated Redaction

Defining Your Project Plan For Automated Redaction

Are you planning on completing an automated redaction project for your company?

Have you already defined your project scope?

Deciding an automated redaction vendor can be overwhelming. You’ll have to do some vendor scoping to figure out who is best for your company.

Bots Versus Humans

Bots Versus Humans

First came Alien, then Predator, followed by Alien versus Predator. The Alien series chronicles the battle between humans and a mysterious lifeform whose lifecycle has just begun. Predator was based on an extraterrestrial hunter stalking commandos in Central America and the citizens of Los Angeles.  When the two series merged, it featured an epic battle between the two legends.

3 ways to redact a document

3 ways to redact a document

Ensure all sensitive information in the document has been removed. 

The exclusion of private information from sensitive documents is something that individuals in different fields and job roles need to worry about. From the single business proprietor who needs to redact personal or business financial information to government agencies protecting policy data, redacting sensitive information properly is key. For those who need to redact a document the right way, some basic steps based on expert advice can come in handy.

Defining Your Project Scope for Automated Redaction

Defining Your Project Scope for Automated Redaction

Defining your organization's project scope for an automated redaction project

Not sure where to start when it comes to implementing automated redaction for your business?

Build a solid foundation for a successful automated redaction project by following the best practice tips for defining your project scope.

5 Examples of how document type and quality can affect accuracy

Document formatting and quality can have a dramatic effect on OCR and rules accuracy when data capture is concerned. The 5 examples shown below are meant to educate a potential or current data capture user on what can cause accuracy to rise or fall.  Although sometimes it’s hard or impossible to correct the issues that cause accuracy to fall, there are generally steps that can be taken to help prevent them.