Best Practices in Protecting Data during the Development Lifecycle

Data privacy is important. You need to protect your data not only in the
production environment but also in your testing, and possibly your development
environment. More data being managed by IT and the desire by management to
provide quick turn around on IT projects has lead to private and confidential
data being housed in all of the different environments (production, test and
development) associated with the develop lifecycle. To make matters worse, today
there are more directives and legislation requiring IT professionals to protect
their data no matter where it lives.

This paper, written by Compuware, outlines best practices that should be taken
to make our environment more secure from a data perspective. In addition, this
paper outlines some of the issues around protecting your data, and why data
protection at all levels of the development lifecycle is important. Theft from
data loss is affecting corporations and is rocking shareholder confidence. The
upsurge in data theft has increased the revenues for security solution

This white paper provides a case study for how implementing Compuware tools
improved the security infrastructure for a national health care provider.
Securing your data in all of your environments is becoming more important, and
in some cases is mandated by legislation. Do not find yourself unprotected.
Learning about data security best practices will help ensure you adequately protect
your corporate data.

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