The recent cyber attacks at Kmart and J.P. Morgan Chase have businesses on high alert, as hackers continue to pose a significant security threat to companies big and small.

One of the valuable techniques for safeguarding sensitive information is tokenization, where data behind a firewall is assigned to an arbitrarily generated token before moving to the cloud. This way, the only thing that leaves a bank or retailer is the token, not the information itself.

The infographic below from cloud security company Perspecsys explains in further detail how tokenization is used to stop hackers in their tracks. 

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