The Complete Book of Data Anonymization
From Planning to Implementation
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About the author
Balaji Raghunathan has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry and has spent a large part of his working career in software architecture and information management. He has been with Infosys for the last 10 years.
In 2009, Raghunathan was introduced to data anonymization and ever since has been fascinated by this art and science of leaving users in doubt as to whether the data are real or anonymized. He is convinced that this is a valuable trick enterprises need to adopt in order to prevent misuse of personal data they handle and he has helped some of Infosys clients play these tricks systematically.
He is a TOGAF 8.0 and ICMG-WWISA Certified Software Architect and has worked on data nonymization solutions for close to two years in multiple roles. Prior to 2009, Raghunathan has been involved in architecting software solutions for the energy, utilities, publishing, transportation, retail, and banking industries.
Raghunathan has a postgraduate diploma in business administration (finance) from Symbiosis Institute (SCDL), Pune, India and has an engineering degree (electrical and electronics) from Bangalore University, India.
The Complete Book of Data Anonymization: From Planning to Implementation supplies a 360-degree view of data privacy protection using data anonymization. It examines data anonymization from both a practitioner's and a program sponsor's perspective. Discussing analysis, planning, setup, and governance, it illustrates the entire process of adapting and implementing anonymization tools and programs.
Part I of the book begins by explaining what data anonymization is. It describes how to scope a data anonymization program as well as the challenges involved when planning for this initiative at an enterprisewide level.
Part II describes the different solution patterns and techniques available for data anonymization. It explains how to select a pattern and technique and provides a phased approach towards data anonymization for an application.
A cutting-edge guide to data anonymization implementation, this book delves far beyond data anonymization techniques to supply you with the wide-ranging perspective required to ensure comprehensive protection against misuse of data.
; May 2013
251 pages; ISBN 9781439877319Read online
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Title: The Complete Book of Data Anonymization
Author: Balaji Raghunathan
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With more and more regulations focusing on protection of data privacy and prevention of misuse of personal data, anonymization of sensitive data is becoming a critical need for corporate and governmental organizations. This book provides a comprehensive view of data anonymization both from a program sponsor’s perspective as well as a practitioner’s. The special focus on implementation of data anonymization across the enterprise makes this a valuable reference book for large data anonymization implementation programs.
—Prasad Joshi, Vice President, Infosys Labs, Infosys Ltd.
This book on data anonymization could not have come at a better time, given the rapid adoption of outsourcing within enterprises and an ever increasing growth of business data. This book is a must read for enterprise data architects and data managers grappling with the problem of balancing the needs of application outsourcing with the requirements for strong data privacy.
—Dr. Pramod Varma, Chief Architect, Unique Identification Authority of India