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General Settings

Listed below are various in-product settings that will help you manage the accuracy of discovery scans and the privacy of the data scanned by the Risk Analysis module.

Confidence level settings

Confidence level is a measure of the reliability of the sensitive data found. Setting a high confidence level to your data discovery scans helps reduce the instances of false positives and locates files with sensitive content reliably. The reliability of sensitive data captured can be of three categories — High, Medium, and Low.

Determining data confidence levels

Various algorithms, check sums, and criteria are used to determine the reliability of sensitive data detected. When the content of a file matches most or all of the reliability criteria and algorithms, the data confidence level is considered to be high. Fewer matches with these criteria will yield reports with a low data confidence level.

Best practice: Retain the default setting of Medium. A high data confidence level filters out files when even one of the configured keywords does not match, potentially capturing fewer sensitive data occurrences.

Configuring confidence levels in scans

You can configure confidence level in upcoming data discovery scans using the steps listed below:

  • Select Risk Analysis from the application drop-down.
  • Go to Configuration > Scan Configuration > General Settings.
  • In the Confidence Level drop-down, choose your desired value.

Privacy settings

Security and confidentiality are essential aspects to consider for data risk assessment reports. These reports may contain sensitive content that must be hidden from users and technicians. Based on the rules and policies included in data discovery scans, this could be confidential data, personally identifiable information, or other sensitive data.

Most compliance regulations only require an index of locations where business-critical or sensitive personal data is stored in enterprise file storage. The detected data itself need not be included in reports.

Restricting the detected sensitive data from being stored in the database and displayed in reports can help:

  • Enhance the privacy and security of sensitive data by making it inaccessible to technicians.
  • Optimize disk usage by not storing the exact content match in the database.

There are two components that can be excluded from reports and storage:

  • Rule-match content: This is the sensitive content detected in the scanned files.
  • Display text: This is the set of characters preceding and succeeding the rule-match content within the files.

Modifying privacy settings

To modify privacy settings, follow these steps:

  • Select Risk Analysis from the application drop-down.
  • Go to Configuration > General Settings > Scan configuration.
  • Under Privacy Settings select any one of the options listed below:
    • Exclude display text: If this is enabled, the display text will be omitted from the reports and won't be stored in the database.
    • Exclude both rule-match content and display text: If this is enabled, both display and rule-match content will be omitted from the reports and won't be stored in the database.
    • Show both: The full data, including display text and rule-match content, will be available in the reports and also stored in the database.
  • Click Save.

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