Astute Case Study - Data Encryption for Hospitality Company
BackgroundCustomer RequirementsGlobal Hotel Chain Steps Up Data Securitywith Astute Custom Encryption Solution• Leading hotel chain needed to improve data security within its PeopleSoft HCM system• Astute develops custom solution for encrypting and decrypting sensitive employee dataThe client needed a customized solution for encrypting and decrypting Personally IdentifiableInformation, specifically National IDs and Social Security Numbers (SSN), in its PeopleSoftHCM 8.9 system.Data security is a serious matter, especiallywhen you’re a major hotel chain thathas to deal with more than 100,000employees in several hotel propertiesspread out across the world.In order to maintain the highest standardsof data privacy and security, the client –one of the biggest names in the globalhospitality industry – wanted to havecustom modifications so that it can encryptand decrypt sensitive employee informationwithin its PeopleSoft Human Resources andPayroll Management systems.
4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 220 • Pleasanton • CA 94588• E: info@beAstute.com • T: 925.924.1400After initial consultations with the client’s HR,Benefits and Payroll Departments, Astute:• Assessed and defined the scope of work based on the client’s specific requirements• Provided a comprehensive list of all objects such as PeopleSoft Online Pages, Reports, Queries, Search Records and Interfaces that are impacted by, touched by or are dependent on SSN data• Performed the necessary customizations to protect sensitive Personally Identifiable Information by encrypting SSN with 128-bit Open SSL Encryption• Identified all outbound union and tax reports where Personally Identifiable Information is required and modified those reports to allow outbound transmission with the un-encrypted values• Provided granular security authorizations. Only team members who have the appropriate security clearance can view, edit and modify the un-encrypted values.The customer significantly improved itsdata security and compliance levels thanksto Astute’s custom encryption/decryptionsolution.The custom solution also improved theclient’s processing efficiency, as the systemnow automatically encrypts PersonallyIdentifiable Information and decrypts itfor authorized users that need the un-encrypted values for outbound processessuch as union and tax reports.Astute SolutionsCustomer BenefitsThe customer significantlyimproved its data securityand compliance levelsthanks to Astute’s customencryption/decryptionsolution.About Astute Business SolutionsAstute is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address our clients’ unique andindustry-specific pain points. We specialize in extending the out-of-the-box functionality ofenterprise applications using our seamless add-on solutions so our clients can be spared theburden of messy and difficult-to-maintain customizations. Our unique combination of onsite,offsite and offshore resources enable us to provide best-in-class service and support to ourclients at significant cost savings.