Data has become an essential and key store of value for enterprises. Because of this, companies need to protect and handle data in a secure and efficient way. Following this guideline, Google offers Cloud Data Loss Prevention (CDLP). This is a fully managed service that helps you analyze, inspect, and de-identify your data. By using CDLP, you can inspect millions of data and understand which of them are sensitive and should be de-identified or encrypted. You can also automatically let it mask your sensitive data (this operation is known as de-identifying). CDLP has more than one hundred infoTypes. An infoType is a type that represents a piece of sensitive information, such as a date, a name, an email address or a phone number. When you let CDLP de-identify your data, it will mask all pieces of information that are associated with one of the predefined infoTypes.
In this lab, you will upload data to a Cloud Storage bucket, you will start an inspection of this data to understand whether it contains sensitive information, and you will de-identify sensitive information by using REST APIs.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
This lab is intended for:
This lab has no prerequisites.
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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.