(Security Boulevard) The digital transformation has changed how the world does business. Digital transformation provides increased efficiencies, improved decision-making, lower costs, improved reach, and higher profits. But it also frequently relies on increasing amounts of personal and other sensitive data. As the volume of sensitive data grows, so does the threat of theft.

One of the tools that can protect this data is tokenization. Tokenization protects sensitive data by substituting non-sensitive data. It creates an unrecognizable tokenized form of the data that maintains its original format. Tokenized data can be stored in the same size and format as the original data and requires no changes in database schema or process.