You probably remember the Target mass data breach in the end of 2013. It was scary, and frustrating, and really something that should not have happened. To refresh your memory, between November 27th and December 15th, as many as 40 million people who swiped their cards at Target had their credit or debit card information exposed to thieves that sell card information.
One of the more unfortunate aspects of this situation is that no one realized that standard security protocol would just not be enough to prevent a breach of this magnitude – an even more secure policy must be in place.
Below we discuss our security solution, MicroTokenization™ and MicroEncryption, our patent-pending security schemes utilized by the government and business professionals alike. It’s one of the strongest security solutions in the industry. After looking at the Target crisis it makes sense that our technology should be applied to more everyday endeavors—like preventing mass data breaches of national retailers, because a data breach can happen at any time and anywhere.
However, mass data breaches are not successful when confronted with our MicroTokenization™ and MicroEncryption™ software. Let’s look at a hypothetical breach, in simplified terms:
-First, to note, unauthorized access to MicroTokenized™ and MicroEncrypted™ data is highly improbable.
-Should unauthorized access occur, the hacker would have to make it through our seven initial layers of defense.
-Then, after miraculously making it through our shields, the hacker would make it to the data. Or so he’d think…
-In reality, thanks to MicroTokenization™, the data would be nowhere retrievable. All that the thief has to steal are a few useless “keys to nowhere”—our decoy, placebo, whatever you’d want to call them.
-And that’s it, because you can’t steal what’s not there!
Now, you may be wondering, what happened to the data the hacker was trying to access? It’s around, somewhere, but is certainly not all in one place or in a form that even the most skilled hacker can puzzle together. First, our software breaks down sensitive data into small bytes. The smaller bytes are then encrypted and scattered throughout dozens of servers while simultaneously being tokenized. At the same time, MicroTokenized™ data is removed from the original location that the hacker’s trying to access, and the data’s turned black. All that’s left for the hacker to find are some useless keys…
Now if only Target had used MicroTokenization™ and MicroEncryption™ software, or something of the sort. Christmastime shoppers at the retailer could have been saved quite a few headaches.