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Are you overlooking tokenization as a data security measure?

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    As a security technology that obfuscates clear text data, tokenization is the red-headed stepchild compared to encryption. That's changing, however, as tokenization has a key role in enabling mobile payment systems such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. If you use any of these smartphone-based payment applications, tokenization is already at work for you.

    Unless you're in the payments industry, you might not even know what tokenization is, or how it can protect sensitive data. Yes, there are uses for the technology beyond securing payment data. I'll talk use cases in a minute, but first let me explain what tokenization is.

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