Posts By: Laura Billingsley

Case Study – Audit Challenges

Audit Large Scale Environments with Ease Using Acceletest   Problem It is common practice to replicate production data to lower environments in support of development and testing efforts. While there are several challenges associated with this practice, the biggest issue is the risk associated with exposing sensitive data, since lower environments are not typically controlled… Read more »

Case Study – Audit Detail

Using Acceletest to Detect Sensitive Data in Non-Production Environments   Problem It is common practice to replicate production data to lower environments in support of development and testing efforts. While there are several challenges associated with this practice, the biggest issue is the risk associated with exposing sensitive data, since lower environments are not typically… Read more »

The Benefits of Obfuscated Vs. Manufactured Data

It is widely understood that manually generated test data is inadequate for all but the most trivial of testing. One reason is labor cost. Not only does it require an extensive amount of manual labor, but also requisite knowledge for producing meaningful test data is often high. Consequently, high cost personnel are often relied upon… Read more »

Case Study – Audit for Sensitive Data

Acceletest Saves Large Health Insurance Company Over $1M Through Audit Automation Problem Meridian Technologies was engaged to audit the lower environments of one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations to find instances of live production data, such as Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).   The client was concerned about the presence of… Read more »

Auditing For Toxic Data

In today’s hypervigilant cybersecurity environment, business enterprises are doing everything they can to protect external access to their sensitive customer and business data. Major investments in security systems and processes are being implemented to cover every possibility of a breach due to infiltration from the outside. This is due, in large part, to the rising… Read more »

Acceletest: A Complete Solution for Complex Data Testing Environments

Over the past decade, IT departments in the health services sector have been busy complying with the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH’s mandates on electronic medical records (EMR), while also striving to keep up with ever- evolving data security threats. Yet according to the 2017 Emerging Cyber Threats, Trends & Technologies Report, health services was… Read more »