FDIC is looking for a few good data sanitizers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is requesting information on commercial software that will sanitize data from existing sensitive databases or generate test data for application development and testing. The independent government agency supervises banks and insures bank deposits.

FDIC’s production databases include sensitive data, for which there are security concerns, the agency said in its posting on the FedBizOpps site. Companies are invited to submit information describing their product by Jan. 22. This is not a request for competitive proposals, but responses may be used to create a list of vendors for a possible future solicitation.

The application should be able to retrieve production data, sanitize data and position the test data at a designated destination. FDIC also is interested in a feature that generates test data with user-specified parameters. The software will run on Microsoft SQL Server and IMB DB2 RDBMS environments among desktop, midrange and mainframe platforms and be compatible with Oracle, Sybase and Datacom.

FDIC is undecided about the number of users and thus the size of the software license. So the agency is interested in pricing for a site license and licenses to support 100 users and 20-30 users, and per workstation or user, training and technical support.

About the Author

Connect with the GCN staff on Twitter @GCNtech.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    Boy looks under voting booth at Ventura Polling Station for California primary Ventura County, California. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com

    FBI breach notice rules lauded by states, but some want more

    A recent policy change by the FBI would notify states when their local election systems are hacked, but some state officials and lawmakers want the feds to inform a broader range of stakeholders in the election ecosystem.

  • paths (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    Does strategic planning help organizations?

    Steve Kelman notes growing support for strategic planning efforts -- and the steps agencies take to keep those plans relevant.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.