Data Breaches: The Problem is PII

Companies like Affirm, Mercury, Stripe, Marqeta and so many other startups and even larger companies like Mastercard are now dealing with the mess created by the Evolve Bank data breach. Just a few weeks ago 150+ companies were dealing with the breach of their Snowflake data.

Read More
with the contribution of

June 11, 2024

How to Secure Your Warehouse Against Data Breaches

We collect data into warehouses and lakes to gain insights that improve the customer experience, our products, and ROI. To achieve this, our marketing, analytics, operations, and data science teams need access to this data – but storing sensitive customer information like PII in our analytics stores exposes us to the risk of a data breach, unauthorized access, and more.

Read More

May 20, 2024

Advanced Techniques for De-Identifying PII and Healthcare Data

Ensuring the privacy and security of patient data and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is a top priority for any healthcare or digital health company. De-identification of PII is essential for reducing the risk of a data breach, protecting patient privacy, and enabling secure data sharing for research and analytics.

Read More

April 18, 2024

How to Protect, Secure, and Use Unstructured Data

Structured data and relational databases have long been the backbone of analytics and application development. Yet, unstructured data, which makes up approximately 80 to 90% of all data, has remained largely untapped due to lack of proper tooling. With the introduction of data lakes and lakehouses in the past decade, and more recently Large Language Models (LLMs), organizations have begun unlocking the potential of this data.

Read More

March 5, 2024

Private LLMs: Data Protection Potential and Limitations

Private LLMs are trending as a solution for AI privacy concerns, yet they may not fully safeguard our data as hoped. Discover their data protection promise and the limits in this article.

Read More

February 6, 2024

Addressing HubSpot CRM’s HIPAA Compliance Limitations with Skyflow

Discover how Skyflow can help solve the problem of collecting and managing data regulated under HIPAA in HubSpot, providing a secure solution that eases compliance.

Read More

February 1, 2024

China Data Residency: A Guide to Compliance with PIPL & CSL

Learn how Skyflow eases compliance with PIPL, CSL, and other data protection and data residency requirements in China so you can scale your business globally.

Read More

January 30, 2024

The Role of Developer Experience in Data Privacy

Learn how we’re improving the experience of using Skyflow Studio and how a great developer experience enhances data privacy.

Read More

January 26, 2024

Optimize Payment UX and Prevent Fraud with BIN Lookup

Handling payments well is critical to the success of any company – whether you’re looking to optimize the user experience for card-based payments, protect the security of payment card data to maintain compliance, or prevent fraudulent payments. Learn how to accomplish all of these goals, and more, without expanding your PCI compliance scope.

Read More

January 15, 2024

The Software Industry Has Failed at Cybersecurity

It’s time for a new, architectural approach to cybersecurity.

Read More

December 18, 2023

Why AI Governance Requires Data Governance

Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT and LLMs are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, but many businesses find that they can't fully use these innovations due to a lack of data governance.

Read More

December 1, 2023

One Snowflake, Multiple Vaults: A Solution to Data Residency

Learn how global companies can use scalable solutions to meet data residency requirements while supporting global analytics.

Read More

November 2, 2023

Retrieval Augmented Generation: Keeping LLMs Relevant and Current

Learn how Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) can fill contextual knowledge gaps for Large Language Models (LLMs) to increase their usefulness.

Read More

October 26, 2023

AI Data Privacy: A New Product Essential

In the ever-evolving tech landscape, where innovation meets the promise of generative AI, one crucial question looms: Can we truly harness the transformative power of AI while safeguarding sensitive data?

Read More

October 26, 2023

Privacy in the Age of Generative AI

The core challenge posed by generative AI right now is that unlike conventional applications, LLMs have no “delete” button.

Read More

October 23, 2023

Why and How to Migrate from Vaultless Tokenization to a Vault

Many companies rely on legacy vaultless tokenization solutions to protect sensitive data, but this approach has certain limitations in terms of data privacy, maintainability, and compliance. So, how can you migrate away from vaultless tokenization tools without impacting business operations?

Read More

October 12, 2023

What Is a Data Subject Request?

A data subject request is a legal concept first introduced by the EU’s GDPR that allows individuals to query, delete, or update their sensitive personal data that’s held by businesses. Such requests can be expensive for businesses unless they use a data privacy vault to isolate, protect, and govern this data.

Read More

October 6, 2023

Build for CPRA Compliance and Leverage Generative AI

CPRA mandates stringent data handling processes. Learn how you can build for CPRA compliance and address privacy concerns with generative AI by using a data privacy vault.

Read More

September 22, 2023

Ease Healthcare Privacy Compliance with Skyflow

If you work for a healthtech company, you’ve no doubt spent a lot of time considering and reconsidering the ways you handle protected health information (PHI) and other forms of sensitive data. With recent changes to data privacy laws like HIPAA and more changes coming at the state and federal level, you might find that your privacy posture isn’t up to the demands of the evolving regulatory landscape.

Read More

September 15, 2023

Seamless Data Localization: Enhancing HubSpot with Skyflow

Data residency is a common requirement of many modern data protection laws, governing where sensitive data can be stored or processed in the cloud or in an on-prem server. So, how can companies honor data residency requirements when using CRM tools like HubSpot to store the sensitive data of customers and prospective customers?

Read More

August 18, 2023

How to Achieve Global Data Privacy Compliance in 2023

Learn about the challenges of achieving global data privacy compliance in 2023, and how Skyflow provides scalable architectural solutions to help global companies meet these challenges.

Read More

August 17, 2023

India's DPDP Passed: Ease Compliance with Skyflow

With the passage of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, 2023, companies with customers in India must meet new data protection requirements. This blog post will explain how businesses can protect customer data, comply with DPDP, and avoid fines of up to Rs 250 crore (approximately $30 million).

Read More

July 27, 2023

A Guide to Healthcare Data Privacy and Compliance

Companies of all sizes are looking to build data privacy, security, and compliance into their architectures to gain the benefits of digital transformation while protecting sensitive data. Here’s a practical guide for healthcare innovators to protect the privacy of sensitive healthcare data.

Read More

July 25, 2023

Will FedNow Revolutionize Real-time Payments?

The pace of technological change has created the expectation of instant results – especially in the area of real-time payments. So, how does the new FedNow real-time payments program impact the broader payments ecosystem? And, what will remain unchanged?

Read More

June 30, 2023

Indonesia’s PDP Law: Ease Compliance with Skyflow

Personal customer data is critical to the success of any modern business, but it's also of interest to malicious actors and subject to increasing regulation. So, how can companies manage their customers' personal data to better protect it and comply with laws like Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection (PDP) law?

Read More

June 30, 2023

Reduce Compliance Scope with Skyflow Elements

Learn how you can reduce your compliance scope by isolating sensitive data from your systems with Skyflow Elements. Skyflow Elements are client-side form elements embedded in an iFrame that can collect and send sensitive data directly to your Skyflow Data Privacy Vault without touching your front end or any of your infrastructure.

Read More

June 16, 2023

The Build vs. Buy Dilemma: The Real Cost of Data Privacy

As companies’ use of sensitive data continues to grow exponentially and regulations become more stringent, organizations face the crucial decision of whether to build their own data privacy solution or purchase an existing one.

Read More

June 14, 2023

What You Need to Know About the 9 PCI Self-Assessments

Learn about the PCI self-assessment questionnaires you must complete to achieve or maintain PCI compliance, and how to fast-track PCI compliance with Skyflow.

Read More

June 13, 2023

A Guide to the 4 Levels of PCI Compliance

Learn about the PCI DSS standard, the four levels of PCI compliance, and how Skyflow eases compliance with PCI DSS and other data privacy standards and laws.

Read More

June 2, 2023

Prepare for Updated Data Privacy Laws in Australia with Skyflow

Two consecutive cyberattacks within one month in 2022 exposed the personal data of millions of Australians. As a result, the Australian government is introducing much stricter data privacy requirements. Here’s what you need to know about the proposed changes, how they impact your business, and what you need to do to stay compliant.

Read More

May 18, 2023

Generative AI Data Privacy with Skyflow LLM Privacy Vault

The growing use of ChatGPT and similar generative AI technologies is raising data privacy concerns with businesses and regulators. So, how can your business enjoy the benefits of using LLM-based AI systems, while protecting sensitive data?

Read More

May 1, 2023

Data Residency: Why 2023 Is the Year to Take It Seriously

Managing and transferring customer data is increasing in complexity as more countries across the world define and enforce data residency requirements. This makes 2023 the year to implement a comprehensive and scalable data residency strategy.

Read More

April 7, 2023

Store and Securely Process Sensitive Documents in the Cloud

Sensitive documents such as contracts or wills, are critically important for any business to protect – not only because they contain sensitive data but also because they can be irreplaceable. So, how can you improve the privacy and security of such documents when storing them in the cloud, without sacrificing the ability to process them?

Read More

April 3, 2023

What is PII?

What is PII? Definitions vary, but broadly speaking personally Identifiable Information, or PII, is data that can be used to identify an individual. For a user of your product, their PII is the data that they input to identify themselves when creating an account, such as an email address or a phone number.

Read More

March 29, 2023

What Is Sensitive Data Sprawl and How Can You Prevent It?

You open your business up to a whole host of risks, such as data breaches, financial loss, reputational harm, and compliance risks, when you store sensitive data across multiple locations.

Read More

February 22, 2023

What is Fine-Grained Access Control for Sensitive Data?

Sensitive customer data is essential to nearly every business and is closely associated with a business's most valuable asset – customer trust. This makes it critically  important to carefully manage access to this data.

Read More

February 1, 2023

What Is CPRA?

There are roughly forty million people residing in the State of California – more than one in eight United States residents. If your company does business in the US, there’s a good chance that your business uses the personal information of California residents and is subject to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).

Read More

January 19, 2023

What is Secure Multi-Party Computation?

Learn what secure multi-party computation is, how it works, and how it protects the privacy of sensitive data.

Read More

January 9, 2023

BambuMeta & Skyflow: Building the Future of Digital Retail

BambuMeta is a decentralized platform that lets brands build more thoughtful experiences for their customers. Privacy and security are critical for building brand trust, so BambuMeta depends on Skyflow to isolate, protect, and govern sensitive customer data.

Read More

December 16, 2022

Sensitive Data Protection and Data Residency In Australia

Protecting sensitive data is a problem faced by organizations worldwide, as demonstrated by the ongoing fallout from recent data breaches in which Australian residents had their personal data stolen. So, how can businesses there and elsewhere protect the privacy of sensitive data and meet healthcare data residency requirements? 

Read More

December 15, 2022

Data Residency and PCI Compliance: Why Apaya Chose Skyflow

Apaya is a modular, scalable platform that enables merchants to automate their payment infrastructure in just a few clicks.  Apaya chose Skyflow to solve their data residency requirements and protect sensitive customer data.  Skyflow allows for ease of implementation and speeds PCI compliance, while offering Apaya’s merchant customers total flexibility over payment processing. 

Read More

November 29, 2022

RBAC vs ABAC: Access Control for Sensitive Data

Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses, essential to everything from marketing and sales to security and product design. This puts a huge burden on the people and technologies that control data access, especially access to sensitive customer data like names and dates of birth. In this post, we’ll discuss the advantages and limitations of role based and attribute based approaches to access control, and explore Skyflow’s policy based approach to access control.

Read More

November 15, 2022

Running Secure Workflows with Sensitive Customer Data

One of the central challenges companies face when it comes to privacy and compliance is balancing the protection of sensitive data with the utility of that data. You can lock the data down and throw away the key, but that’s not very useful. On the other extreme, you can replicate plaintext sensitive data throughout your systems and services, maximizing utility but significantly hurting your security posture and increasing your compliance scope.

Read More

November 11, 2022

What is Data Residency & How Can a Data Privacy Vault Help?

Businesses run on data, but managing and transferring data is becoming more complex as governments across the world define data residency requirements that restrict where sensitive PII, as defined by those governments, is stored and processed.

Read More

November 10, 2022

Tokenization vs. Encryption, and When to Use Them

Before you start planning to manage tokens or encryption keys, it’s important to understand the key differences between tokenization and encryption. This post provides an overview of these techniques, and some guidelines on when to use each.

Read More

October 20, 2022

The Limitations of Traditional Tokenization

Most traditional tokenization systems fail to account for input data types during token generation, severely limiting support for analytics. Also, the lack of context around sensitive data inputs prevents most tokenization systems from securely managing the detokenization process. Skyflow brings tokenization, encryption, and policy-based governance together to address the limitations of traditional tokenization.

Read More

October 13, 2022

Dynamic Access Control of Sensitive User Data

Who should have access to certain sensitive data often depends on dynamic contextual information: A teacher should only be able to access their student’s records and only for the duration that the student has classes with them; a doctor, only their patient’s; or in the simplest case, a user should only have access to their own data. Access control should be dynamic: based on conditional rules encapsulated during API authorization, and enforced based on zero trust principles.

Read More

October 4, 2022

Multiple Payment Gateways: The Why and How

Innovative and savvy companies use multiple payment gateways from multiple payment service providers (PSPs) to improve their user experience, reduce costs, and expand into new markets. In this article, you’ll learn why you shouldn’t rely on a single payment vendor. And more importantly, you’ll learn how to easily support different payment vendors so you can enjoy total flexibility without burdensome complexity.

Read More

September 29, 2022

How to Store CVV Codes and Other Transient Data

If you process card-based payments, you know that not every transaction is approved on the first try, and that it helps to cache CVV numbers so you can retry transactions when needed. But PCI DSS forbids storing CVVs. Skyflow’s transient field tokens provide a way to hold CVVs and other types of sensitive data for immediate use, while ensuring that it’s not retained.

Read More

September 14, 2022

Maximize Privacy while Preserving Utility for Data Analytics

Privacy-aware analytics is a challenge for many companies. Sensitive customer data tends to find its way into our analytics pipelines, ending up in our data warehouses and metrics dashboards. In this post, we show through specific use cases how you can reduce compliance scope and improve your privacy posture while still computing analytics important to your business.

Read More

August 30, 2022

How Skyflow Helps Fintechs Comply with Financial Privacy Laws

If you’re a privacy professional, or you pay attention to the issue of data privacy, you know that the terrain is shifting rapidly. Companies that collect any kind of sensitive data are likely to be subject to several different data privacy laws. This is especially true of fintech companies who need solutions to ease their regulatory compliance burden. Skyflow’s Fintech Data Privacy Vault provides such solutions.

Read More

August 24, 2022

Network Tokenization: Everything You Need to Know

Network tokenization is an innovative technology that replaces payment card data with a network-issued token and unique transaction cryptograms. This represents a vast improvement over the more common approach to protecting transactions with tokenization, known as PCI tokenization or vault tokenization. Network tokenization reduces the potential for fraud, improves the merchant and consumer experience, increases approval rates, and reduces overall transaction costs.

Read More

August 4, 2022

NachoNacho Taps Skyflow to Help Put Privacy First

NachoNacho is building the world's first and largest true B2B marketplace for SaaS subscriptions. In this post, we’ll look at why they chose Skyflow to protect sensitive customer data and help inspire customer trust.

Read More

July 28, 2022

Accelerate Innovation with a Privacy by Design Approach

By building your products with privacy by design principles, you can accelerate your time to market while retaining customer trust and protecting the privacy of sensitive data.

Read More

July 26, 2022

Securely Send Checks with Skyflow APIs

Skyflow’s new prebuilt connection with PostGrid lets you send checks to customers, companies, and organizations without having sensitive customer PII and automated clearinghouse (ACH) data touch your backend systems.

Read More

July 20, 2022

Does Hashing Sensitive Customer Data Protect Privacy?

Hashing is common practice when storing customer passwords and is a natural place for engineers to start when faced with the challenge of protecting their customer’s sensitive personal data. However, hashing has many limitations when it comes to protecting PII and is far from a complete data privacy solution.

Read More

July 12, 2022

Encryption Key Management and its Role in Modern Data Privacy

When managing your company’s most sensitive data, encryption is a must. To fit your overall data protection strategy, you need a wide range of options for managing your encryption keys so you can generate, store, and rotate them as needed.

Read More

June 27, 2022

A Brief History of Data Privacy, and What Lies Ahead

There are very few concepts that have undergone such rapid transformation, both in terms of how it’s understood and the level of public awareness, as data privacy. Although the concept is not new, the meteoric growth of personal data collection over the last two decades has completely altered how people, companies, and governments look at privacy. 

Read More

June 23, 2022

What Is a Data Privacy Vault?

A data privacy vault is a technology that isolates, secures, and tightly controls access to manage, monitor, and use sensitive data. In this post, I’ll provide a deep dive into how a data privacy vault helps you to ensure the privacy of sensitive data without sacrificing data utility. 

Read More

June 14, 2022

How to De-identify and Secure PII in Snowflake

If you’re aggregating data from multiple sources into a Snowflake data warehouse, despite your best efforts, you’re likely to end up with sensitive PII in data workloads. In this post, I explain how to use Snowflake’s External Functions with Skyflow’s Data Privacy Vault to de-risk and de-scope data privacy, security, and compliance from your data application infrastructure, so you can leverage the power of Snowflake while protecting PII.

Read More

June 2, 2022

What is Tokenization? What Every Engineer Should Know

If you’re storing sensitive user data, you’re right to be concerned about the potential for compliance and security risks. One method to secure sensitive data is tokenization. In this post, we break down what every engineer should know about tokenization – what it is, how and when to use it, the use cases it enables, and more.

Read More

May 17, 2022

Skyflow and Mulesoft’s Partnership Enables Data Privacy in Integrations

Today we announced the release of a new MuleSoft Certified Connector for Skyflow on MuleSoft’s Anypoint Exchange and joined the MuleSoft Technology Partner Program. With this connector, MuleSoft customers can leverage Skyflow to ensure data privacy, security, and compliance as they integrate PII data flows with MuleSoft.

Read More

May 4, 2022

Keep Sensitive Data Out of Your Logs: 9 Best Practices

Millions of people have been impacted by the exposure of their sensitive data because it can often be found in companies’ log files and database backups. Read on to learn the best practices for keeping sensitive data out of your logs.

Read More

April 29, 2022

Isolate and Protect: PII Is Special

Businesses run on data and they’re collecting more and more all the time. But not all data is equally important. Some data, like sensitive user data, requires better protection than others. Some data is special.

Read More

April 21, 2022

Skyflow Partners with Plaid to Help Developers Build Fast and Protect Financial Data Privacy

Today we announced our new partnership with Plaid to help developers protect sensitive data and build financial data privacy into their applications.

Read More

April 12, 2022

The State of Data Privacy: My Interview with ISMG

Data privacy, security, and compliance are no longer only the concern of the security team. Because every person at your company interacts with sensitive data, security has become an “everyone problem”. I recently spoke with Tom Field of ISMG about this shift in priorities. 

Read More

April 7, 2022

Effective Privacy is Always Proactive

As Skyflow’s Chief Privacy Officer, I’m excited to help drive a “shift left” in proactive data privacy, making privacy by design easier than ever for companies of all sizes.

Read More

April 6, 2022

Why We’re Continuing to Invest in the Developer Experience

We love developers and want them to love using Skyflow. That’s why we’re continually looking for ways to incorporate your feedback and reduce friction across our products. In this post, we highlight a few recent improvements, including our new Skyflow Docs site and our intuitive policy expression language.

Read More

March 30, 2022

Our Take on the Okta Security Incident

While the recent Okta security incident did not impact Skyflow or our users, it does present a great opportunity to share our thoughts – and a few reminders – about security practices. 

Read More

March 14, 2022

Skyflow Data Types: Where Data Privacy Meets Usability

Many workflows only require partial information. You might only need a phone number’s area code or the year from a date of birth to verify a customer’s location or age. But creating a service that can run privacy preserving computation on data that’s only partially decrypted is highly complex. That's why we created over 50 different data types native to the Skyflow Data Privacy Vault: so you can easily make sensitive data safe and useful while preserving privacy.

Read More

March 2, 2022

How to Securely Store Social Security Numbers

Do you need to store sensitive data like a social security number? In this post, we’ll go over your options for storing this kind of sensitive data, the pros and cons of each approach, and all the requirements and features you should be aware of before tackling this problem.

Read More

February 28, 2022

Skyflow Achieves PCI Level 1 Service Provider Certification

This certification demonstrates Skyflow’s continued investment in rigorous controls and processes, following our recent completion of SOC 2 Type 1 compliance certification.

Read More

February 22, 2022

Are You Protecting Your Customers’ ACH Banking Data? Here’s Why You Should

If you process transactions using PCI data and ACH banking data, you might have noticed that the regulations around PCI data management are stringent but equivalent regulations for ACH data are nearly non-existent. In this post, we’ll explain why you should still take extensive measures to protect ACH data.

Read More

February 16, 2022

Top Five Reasons to Re-evaluate Your Privacy Posture

A strong data privacy posture is as important to your company as good posture is to your back — and both benefit from a thoughtful approach.

Read More

February 11, 2022

De-identifying Analytics Data: An AWS Sample Application

If your company has a data analytics pipeline to a data warehouse, you’re right to be concerned about the impact of aggregating customer PII, PHI, and PCI on data privacy and security. In this post we’ll explain how you can de-identify data in a pipeline built on AWS so you can use sensitive data while preserving privacy.

Read More

January 27, 2022

Software Engineering’s Next Great Challenge: Data Privacy

The evolution of our technology stack has been a direct result of creative engineers meeting the needs and demands of their users. However, our technology and product processes are ill-equipped to deal with a new user demand, the demand for privacy. In this post, we explore why existing technology is failing to meet new user demands for privacy and what engineers can do to address this problem.

Read More

January 18, 2022

Why I Joined Skyflow After Building a Team at Google

I left a growing team, path to promotion, massages, and free food as Team Lead and Manager of Developer Relations at Google to join Skyflow. This post explains why I made this decision and why I’m so excited for the future.

Read More

December 29, 2021

Is Privacy Really a Tech Problem?

Many businesses still approach data privacy as a compliance and risk mitigation problem. Instead of viewing data privacy as an operational challenge, leading companies recognize that data privacy is really a technology and infrastructure challenge.

Read More

December 21, 2021

Build for Frictionless Growth by Avoiding PCI Data Lock-in

When you’re racing to get to market, storing your PCI data with a payment processor and offloading compliance to them seems like an easy way to save time. But what are the long term risks?

Read More

November 29, 2021

Skyflow Connections: Mission-critical Integrations that Don’t Break Privacy

For many workflows, you need to send PCI, PHI, or PII data to a third-party service for processing. And you need to do all of this while remaining compliant with stringent regulatory requirements like PCI DSS.

Read More

October 19, 2021

Never Create a Category, Unless You Must

Building the data privacy vault

Read More

October 12, 2021

De-identifying Analytics Data With Skyflow

Despite your best attempts at preventing it, you likely find that sensitive data ends up in your data analytics pipelines, creating security, privacy, and compliance risk.

Read More

October 6, 2021

Introducing the Fintech Data Privacy Vault

We’re excited to announce today the general availability of Skyflow Fintech Data Privacy Vault for PII and PCI data privacy. Delivered as a simple API with support for card issuance, card acceptance, money movement, customer onboarding, and customer data management, it can serve as the data privacy infrastructure for the most important fintech apps and workflows. Leading fintechs are already using the Fintech Data Privacy Vault to get to market faster while ensuring privacy, security, and compliance for sensitive customer data.

Read More

September 7, 2021

Skyflow’s Approach to Zero Trust

Skyflow is the world’s first data privacy vault delivered as an API. Here’s how zero trust informed our approach to authentication and authorization.

Read More

August 16, 2021

Securing Your Databases Is Good, Securing Your Data Is Better

[Earth had] a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. — Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Read More

August 11, 2021

Skyflow is Certified SOC 2 Compliant

We’re excited to announce another major compliance milestone: Skyflow is now SOC 2 Type 1 certified. [EDIT July 11, 2022: Skyflow is now SOC 2 Type 2 certified.]

Read More

August 3, 2021

Protect PHI with Skyflow Healthcare Data Privacy Vault

Some of the most difficult challenges that healthtech companies face today involve the handling of highly sensitive PHI data. How can you build an app that ensures data privacy and security but also lets you use PHI data to provide services and drive health outcomes? How can you ensure that data is available only in the right places, used in the right ways, and shared properly with third-party partners? How can you ensure compliance with all the rules and regulations that govern healthcare data?

Read More

July 21, 2021

Introducing the Skyflow Data Governance Engine

Securely storing sensitive data is not enough. The real value comes when you can store and use the data securely, both with a privacy-first design. Today, we’re excited to announce Skyflow’s new Governance Engine, a set of platform features (shared across all our data privacy vaults) that will help you get the most value out of your sensitive data while also ensuring it is kept secure and private. We’re rolling it out today for all customers as part of our launch of the new PII Data Privacy Vault.

Read More

July 21, 2021

Solving Customer Data Privacy Challenges: Introducing the PII Data Privacy Vault

We’re excited today to announce Skyflow PII Data Privacy Vault. This new vault, delivered via our API, makes it easy for any app or workflow to safely and properly handle highly sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) (i.e., customer data). With Skyflow PII Data Privacy Vault, developers can quickly solve the difficult problems inherent to PII data--including regulatory compliance, data security, data governance, data residency, secure data sharing, and more — freeing them to innovate on features and UX.

Read More

July 14, 2021

Five Essential Ingredients of a Data Privacy Vault

Over the last few years we’ve seen a massive increase in the amount of PII data being collected as well as a proliferation of user data regulations. As a result, large enterprises like Google and Netflix have started using proprietary data privacy vaults to manage and secure sensitive data. A new paradigm in the security and compliance world, the data privacy vault combines security tools and best practices with sophisticated access management to provide strict limits on how much sensitive data is shared by internal systems.

Read More

June 30, 2021

Skyflow Joins the Visa Fintech Connect Program to Help Payment Card Issuers Ship Faster

Skyflow is one of the 24 fintech companies selected for the program.

Read More

June 22, 2021

Data Privacy vs. Product Innovation: A False Choice

In this day and age, data is the key to building amazing apps. Successful businesses rely on insights derived from datasets to serve their customers better, whether it's Starbucks personalizing your drink order (order your usual) or Netflix predicting the likelihood of you liking a movie that just came out (53% match for you!)

Read More

June 15, 2021

My Customer Data Journey From Salesforce to Skyflow

Customer data platforms helped us collect all this personal data to help us serve our customers better. Now we need to protect it.

Read More

May 12, 2021

How Skyflow Could Have Helped Me Build Features at Google

One of the main reasons I joined Skyflow was because I had experienced the privacy-versus-personalization tradeoff first-hand in a prior role at Google.

Read More

April 21, 2021

Secure Fintech Built Faster: Introducing Skyflow Fintech Vault

Today, we’re excited to launch the Skyflow Fintech Data Privacy Vault, a new product designed to help fintech companies quickly build and bring to market, privacy-first fintech applications.

Read More

April 12, 2021

What is Polymorphic Encryption?

Over the last decade, businesses have significantly increased the amount of sensitive data they collect in order to create personalized customer experiences and unlock new growth opportunities. During this time, numerous high-profile data breaches have shined a light on the outdated data privacy and security practices of most businesses.

Read More

April 6, 2021

Auth0 Was Destined to Fail. What Happened?

Okta surprised a lot of people with the news that they were acquiring Auth0 for $6.5B. Why was Auth0 so successful and why did almost everyone miss their rise?

Read More

March 30, 2021

Why I Went From Payments Company Exec to Employee #43 at Skyflow

I just joined Skyflow to help fintech companies ship faster while protecting customer’s sensitive data.

Read More

February 26, 2021

PCI Compliance, Demystified

As consumers continue to adopt e-commerce and e-commerce providers streamline the ecommerce buying process, the systems used to process online card payments become popular targets for hacking and fraud. To combat this, in 2001, the PCI SSC was created. The PCI SSC is a joint venture between Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB which created the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This standard sought to require any company that works with payment card information, whether collecting it, storing it, processing it, or transferring it, to take certain actions to protect that data.

Read More

December 7, 2020

Build Fast and Don’t Break Privacy

At Skyflow, our focus is on radically simplifying how companies manage, access, and govern sensitive customer data. In the last 12 months, we have seen the emergence of a new category: the data privacy vault, with Skyflow as its flag bearer.

Read More