What is test data generation

Automated test data generation

  • Big data brings new challenges with it

    The digital transformation is forcing companies to deal with big data. This often new task poses major challenges for many IT teams in terms of data management, protection and processing. Using a data vault with automated data management can help companies overcome these challenges even with small IT teams. Big data was previously a sub-discipline of IT that only large companies tended to deal with. For smaller companies, data management was mostly still manageable despite the growing amount of data. But the digital transformation does not stop at companies that have previously left the complicated field of big data to others. IoT applications let the amount of data swell exponentially. And while IT teams usually somehow get the challenge of storing large amounts of data under control, there is a problem in many places when it comes to creating value from all of the data. Even the know-how for the requirements of new legislation, such as the GDPR, is often not up to date in smaller companies. What many IT teams underestimate at the beginning of their journey into the world of Big Data is, on the one hand, the sheer size and size on the other hand, the complexity of the data sets. The effort required to ensure authorized access to data is also often underestimated.

  • Malicious email and social engineering attacks

    Inefficient responses to email attacks cost businesses billions each year. For many organizations, finding, identifying, and removing email threats is a slow, manual, and resource-consuming process. As a result, attacks often have time to spread throughout the organization and cause further damage. According to Verizon, most phishing campaigns only take 16 minutes for someone to click a malicious link. However, when responding to an incident manually, it takes companies around three and a half hours to respond. In many cases, by this point the attack has already spread, requiring additional investigation and countermeasures.

  • However, not all certificates are the same

    For hundreds of years, the original signature was something like the de facto standard for legally binding a wide variety of contractual documents and agreements of all kinds. More than a decade ago, more and more business activities and with them the associated processes were relocated to the Internet. It may have taken a while, but with the age of digital transformation, handwritten signatures on paper-based documents are beginning to disappear and digital signatures are becoming more and more accepted worldwide.

  • Data security and control with CASBs

    Regardless of whether it is a start-up or a corporation: Collaboration tools are also extremely popular in German companies. They are particularly easy to integrate into individual workflows and can be used on different end devices. Slack is currently one of the most widely used collaboration tools worldwide. The cloud application, however, poses a challenge for data security that can only be reliably mastered with special cloud security solutions. In just a few years, Slack has grown from a relatively unknown cloud application to one of the most popular team collaboration solutions in the world. Their triumphant advance in most companies often begins with a shadow application that is initially only used by individual company-internal work groups. From there, it usually quickly becomes the most popular collaboration tool across the organization.

  • AI: New rules for IT security

    In recent times in particular, automated phishing attacks have suddenly increased sharply. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data, the content is much more convincing and the attack methodology is extremely precise. These attacks no longer have much in common with traditional phishing attacks. While IT managers use AI to take security to the next level, one can confidently ask what happens if this technology falls into the wrong hands, the bad guys? The advancement of the Internet and the advances in computing have enabled us to find exact solutions even to complex problems. From astrophysics to biological systems to automation and precision. However, all of these systems are inherently vulnerable to cyber threats. Especially in our fast-paced world, where innovations come and go, cybersecurity must continue to be the focus. Especially when it comes to the flood of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). Identifying malware has relied heavily on recognizing certain file signatures. Or rule-based systems that reveal network anomalies.