PII Data Scan Terminology

PII Data Scan Terminology
  • PII Scan
    refers to the process of applying filters to a set of data sources to discover potential Personally identifiable information (PII). CA TDM can use the results of this scan in two ways:
    • To create a
      PII Audit
      of data sources (this does not change the source data).
    • To create a
      masking configuration
      , which can mask PII data that it identifies in a Data Model.
  • Environment 
    refers to a list of connection profiles. For more information about connection profiles, see Create and edit Connection Profiles.
  • Data Classifiers 
    refers to a scanning rule for PII data that can be customized as per the user requirement.
    Examples of basic classifiers are first name, last name, address, telephone number, credit card number, email address, passport ID, government ID. 
  • Classifier Packs 
    refers to a group of different Classifiers. You can create and import additional Classifier Packs into CA TDM Portal. For more information about creating Classifiers, see Manage Data Classifiers.
  • Seedlist
    refers to a collection of example data objects (a data dictionary) that are used to match against Data Sources.
  • Scan Report 
    refers to a scan report generated by different personas who are part of the PII Audit process such as:
    • Test Data Engineer (TDE)
    • Internal Data Controller 
    • Management User, Internal Auditor, or External Auditor 
  • Tags
    refers to a label used to mark different PII data based on the classifier that is used to identify the data as PII; or a TDE manually identifies the data as PII.
  • Heat Map
    refers to a graphical view to identify the total potential risk from PII that exists within the selected data sources.
  • Ready for Review 
    refers to a scan job and report that is ready for review by an Internal Data Controller to confirm before creating a final report that is suitable for being archived.