CloudLock announced a pattern matching engine that identifies, classifies, and secures sensitive information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), PCI data and custom regular expressions, allowing Google Apps customers to address auditing and compliance requirements in Google Drive.
PII is data that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single individual. CloudLock’s PII and PCI Compliance Scan allows customers to identify files containing Social Security Numbers, Credit Card information as well as any custom patterns/regex that they can define such as Product SKUs, postal codes or any other pattern.
“As more companies move to the cloud, more sensitive data follows, including PII and PCI data that is subject to auditing and compliance requirements. With CloudLock’s pattern matching engine, customers can identify data containing PII, classify it as such and take action. Customers now have a way to implement and enforce Acceptable Usage Policies; whether that entails securing sensitive data or preventing its dissemination to certain applications and users in the first place.” said Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-founder of CloudLock.
Enterprises handling sensitive data, including personally identifiable information, have a responsibility to protect access to this information regardless of whether the information is kept on-premises or in a cloud-based provider.
Moving to the cloud doesn’t remove this responsibility, nor does it shift it solely to the cloud provider- enterprise security policies must be extended to cloud-based information and we need to be able to show compliance with these policies,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president and Gartner Fellow.