Without proper encryption in the database, control over PII / PHI would rapidly be lost and personalized data would be exposed.
Goleta, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2016
The creation of Image-X’s PII Vault addresses the public’s need for providing a safe and secure way to store Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Personal Credit Information (PCI), Protected Health Information (PHI) and other information that is considered highly confidential. PII Vault provides an innovative and highly secure system that encrypts a data file using 256-bit encryption to make it impossible and unprofitable for hackers to try to acquire this data.This solution also ensures confidentiality at a cost that is surprisingly low to provide a practical application for organizations and individuals to utilize, for a secure future.
PII attributes include but are not exclusive of the following:
Name, Date of Birth, address, driver’s license, social security number, Medicare Number, Passport details, other government issued ID numbers, credit card and bank account numbers, e-mail address, user ID’s and passwords. With rapidly evolving technological advances and an eager population, biometric data and DNA sequences may soon be added to the list.
PHI attributes include but are not exclusive of the following:
Personally identifiable information, health insurance information, disability information, vaccination history, blood type, allergies, complete medical history, known sources of other medical files (Hospital/Clinic, General Practitioner), Health Care Provider’s information (contact details, Doctor/Nurse’s name), nominated Next-of-Kin, medication history.
PII/PHI generally come from data collection through websites, surveys, or from forms submitted by customers. Storing the data is the most crucial part. PII is normally stored in relational databases as electronic documents. Image-X’s PII Vault allows the storage of PII using its patented technology (U.S. Patent 8613105) and PKI-based encryption on a local or cloud storage system.
Utilizing and transmitting data through electronic communication systems has always been a major part of business. However, with the advent of the internet, website-based technologies and automated interchange methods, data is routinely being transmitted en masse outside appropriate organizations (i.e. Government Agencies, Corporations, Education Services, Financial organizations, etc.) It is therefore imperative that the data is encrypted; safely and securely transmitted to and from cloud-based storage repositories.
Apart from "copying" data for communications as outlined above, organizations often create copies of data for dashboards, reports, marketing, telemarketing, etc. In this latter example, telemarketing will want to access, survey and run queries of these databases to extract PII into spreadsheets to provide for e-mail campaigns and clients. Without proper encryption in the database, control over PII / PHI would rapidly be lost and personalized data would be exposed.